Foul Play: Crime Series

Foul Play: Crime Series

By Shane L. Waters, Wendy Cee, Gemma Hoskins

Welcome to the riveting true crime podcast that takes you on a deep dive into the world's most gripping cases. Each season unravels a unique case—choose one that intrigues you and dive in.

Episodes

S33 Ep11: The Beach Murders

In Episode 11 we delve into the tragic tales of young couples whose lives were cut short in brutal attacks that foreshadow the infamous Zodiac killer's reign of terror. Before the Zodiac became a household name for fear and intrigue, there were eerily similar murders. This episode explores the sunny day in Lompoc, California, in 1963 that ended in darkness for Bobby and Linda, and the heartbreak in San Diego in 1964 for Johnny and Joyce, unveiling the chilling possibility that these violent acts were the early works of the Zodiac.Through detailed investigation and storytelling, the episode paints a vivid picture of the idyllic settings turned crime scenes at Gaviota Beach and Ocean Beach. It meticulously pieces together the victims' final hours and the relentless pursuit for justice that followed. Featuring insights from retired Sheriff’s Investigator Bill Baker, the narrative explores the potential link between these early cases and the Zodiac's notorious killing spree. This episode invites listeners into a haunting reflection on the origins of the Zodiac saga, highlighting the unresolved mysteries and the enduring quest to understand the true scope of the killer's dark journey.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/05/2421m 14s

S33 Ep10: Ray Davis 1962 Cab Murder

In this episode, we journey back to the haunting night of April 10, 1962, when Oceanside cab driver Ray Davis was found murdered under mysterious circumstances. Discover how this chilling crime left investigators puzzled and locals gripped by fear, following an anonymous phone call that eerily predicted the tragedy. As detectives scrambled to find the elusive killer, a pattern emerged that would later draw striking parallels to the infamous Zodiac murders that terrorized California in the late 1960s.We'll delve into the unsettling similarities between Ray Davis' case and the Zodiac's known victims, exploring how the ominous threats against bus drivers, taunting police phone calls, and the brutal nature of the slaying all hinted at a potential connection. Was Ray Davis the Zodiac Killer’s victim? Or was this just a grim coincidence? Join us as we unravel the chilling details and piece together a story that continues to confound and captivate true crime enthusiasts.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/05/2417m 8s

S33 Ep9: Donna Lass

In this episode we delve into the chilling disappearance of Donna Lass, a 25-year-old nurse who vanished under mysterious circumstances from the Sahara Tahoe Casino Hotel in 1970. As we weave through the sinister trails left by the infamous Zodiac Killer, this episode explores how a cryptic postcard sent to the San Francisco Chronicle might be linked to her disappearance.The card, filled with perplexing symbols and dire messages, hints at the possibility that Lass could have been one of Zodiac’s victims. Our investigation takes us through the eerie details of the postcard, the ongoing Zodiac investigation, and the haunting reality that Lass was never seen again after her shift at the casino.Check out Magic Mind: They have a limited offer you can use now, that gets you up to 48% off your first subscription or 20% off one time purchases with code FOULPLAY20 at checkoutYou can claim it at: https://www.magicmind.com/foulplayOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/05/2418m 21s

S33 Bonus #3: The Riverside Suspect

In this bonus episode we delve more into the unsolved murder of Cheri Jo Bates. On the night of October 30, 1966, Bates, an 18-year-old college student, met a tragic end on the campus of Riverside College in California. In this episode we discuss the Riverside Suspect and new evidence that came forward. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/04/249m 13s

S33 Bonus #2: The Hoax Letters

This bonus episode unfurls the perplexing case of Cheri Jo Bates, murdered in 1966, whose death sparked not only grief but a series of sinister letters that shook the Riverside community. Delve into the dark twists of this case as anonymous letters once believed to be from the infamous Zodiac Killer come to light as a disturbing prank by a troubled teen. Explore how these revelations shift the focus back to the quest for the real killer, reigniting a cold case that refuses to be silenced.Uncover the interplay of fact and fiction in an investigation that spans over five decades. As detectives employ cutting-edge DNA technology to solve the puzzle of the 2016 confession letter, the story takes a startling turn, offering a glimpse into the complexities of human conscience and the shadows of past actions. Join us as we piece together the intricate details of this haunting tale, reminding us that sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. Tune in to confront the enigma of Cheri Jo Bates's untimely death and the eerie aftermath that continues to echo through the corridors of time.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comJoin our crime community at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/04/247m 33s

S33 Ep8: The Murder of Cheri Jo Bates

Explore the haunting details of Cheri Jo Bates's brutal murder in 1966, set against the backdrop of a society captivated by the likes of the Beatles and the debut of Star Trek. Delve into a meticulously detailed recounting of her last known hours, the gruesome crime scene, and the chilling letters that followed, which stoked the fear and fascination surrounding the Zodiac Killer.This episode takes a deep dive into the complex web of evidence, from the infamous confession letter to the sinister poems left behind, as investigative journalist Paul Avery links the murder to the Zodiac's cryptic messages. Journey through the twists and turns of a case that has perplexed investigators for decades, featuring interviews, forensic analyses, and a look at the prime suspect "Bob Barnett." Tune in to unravel the layers of this cold case and the shadowy figure of the Zodiac, whose taunting games with the police and media continue to intrigue and horrify.Visit me online at itsfoulplay.comJoin our Patreon community at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/04/2423m 31s

S33 Bonus #1: Melvin Belli - "Please Help Me"

In this bonus episode we dive into a haunting chapter of the Zodiac killer saga when the notorious serial killer directly reaches out for help through a dramatic interaction with famed attorney Melvin Belli. On October 22, 1969, in an audacious move, the Zodiac demanded Belli appear on a popular morning TV show, igniting a series of events filled with hope and deception. The episode unravels this bizarre engagement through the lens of Belli and the call-in show, capturing the tense exchanges and the desperate pleas of a caller identifying himself as 'Sam,' claiming to suffer from unbearable headaches since committing his crimes.The narrative takes a darker turn as it explores the aftermath of the televised plea, detailing a planned but failed meeting between Belli and the Zodiac in Daly City, and the investigative twists that followed. This episode sheds light on the complexities of tracing the Zodiac's calls, the skepticism around the authenticity of 'Sam,' and the chilling realization that the Zodiac’s communication might just be another manipulative game in his terrifying spree. In December 1969, a letter arrives at Belli's office, accompanied by a piece of blood-stained clothing from victim Paul Stine, reinforcing the grim reality of the Zodiac's deadly actions and his cryptic interactions with the public figures he drew into his orbit.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comJoin our Patreon and community at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/04/2412m 37s

S33 Ep7: The Zodiac Letters & 340 Cipher

In this episode we delve into the cryptic and chilling world of the Zodiac Killer's communications through his letters and the infamous 340 Cipher. This episode unveils the terror that began with a series of menacing letters starting in November 1969, where the Zodiac threatened the lives of school children and baffled authorities with his complex ciphers. We explore how these letters not only continued to instill fear across California but also taunted the police with clues that seemed almost within reach yet remained unsolvable for decades.Further intensifying the narrative, the episode covers the evolution of Zodiac's threats from targeted public taunts to more sinister and broad threats, including a detailed plan to create a "death machine" aimed at a school bus. The capture of this period of terror is complemented by insights from law enforcement officials, cryptologists who later cracked the 340 Cipher, and chilling audio clips from the era. As we dissect the psychological warfare waged by the Zodiac through his communications, listeners are drawn into the complex puzzle that has captivated and horrified the public and investigators for over fifty years.Visit me online at itsfoulplay.comFollow me on Instagram.Join our Patreon community at Patreon.com/itsfoulplayOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/04/2423m 26s

S33 Ep6: Paul Stine San Francisco Cab Murder

In this episode we delve into the haunting narrative of Paul Stine’s murder by the Zodiac Killer. On a seemingly ordinary night in the tranquil neighborhood of Presidio Heights in San Francisco, the silence is broken by a heinous act that propels Stine, a hopeful academic moonlighting as a cab driver, into the midst of a terrifying killing spree. Through detailed reconstructions, firsthand accounts, and police reports, this episode pieces together the events that led to Stine's untimely death, set against the backdrop of the Zodiac's reign of terror over the Bay Area.The investigation into Stine’s murder unveils a series of critical missteps and a chilling correspondence from the Zodiac, mocking the police and threatening further violence. We explore the dispatch error that misdirected the initial search efforts, highlighting the challenges faced by law enforcement and the deepening mystery of the Zodiac's identity. Archival material enrich our understanding of this complex case, offering a compelling and disturbing glimpse into one of American criminal history's most perplexing unsolved cases.Visit me online at itsfoulplay.comFollow me on Instagram.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/04/2417m 10s

S33 Ep5: The Zodiac: Bryan Hartnell's Attack

In this episode, we explore the sinister shift in the Zodiac killer's methods during the daylight attack on Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard beside the tranquil yet foreboding shores of Lake Berryessa. This encounter, marked by the killer's transition to a more personal and horrifying mode of assault, unveils the chilling audacity of a murderer willing to confront his victims face-to-face. As the episode unfolds, the narrative captures the initial bliss of the victims' day out, spiraling into the terror that ensues when they realize they're not alone.The aftermath focuses on Bryan Hartnell's miraculous survival and the critical information he provides, offering a rare insight into the Zodiac's psyche. The episode is further enriched by a haunting anecdote about three young women who unknowingly escaped a potential encounter with the Zodiac earlier that day. Through a blend of suspenseful storytelling and detailed analysis, the episode not only delves into the horror inflicted by the Zodiac but also highlights the eerie courage and calculated preparation behind one of history's most elusive serial killers, leaving listeners pondering the depth of his malice.Visit me online at itsfoulplay.comFollow me on Instagram.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/04/2421m 3s

S33 Ep4: The Zodiac: Lake Berryessa Attack

In this harrowing episode of Foul Play, we delve into the bone-chilling Lake Berryessa attack by the enigmatic Zodiac Killer. Late September 1969, amidst the serene backdrop of Lake Berryessa's sprawling waters in California, a young couple's peaceful day turns into a nightmare. The Zodiac, craving attention and control, executes one of his most brutal assaults, stabbing and leaving them for dead. The attack sends shockwaves through the local community and law enforcement, escalating the urgency to capture this elusive predator. Our narrative reconstructs the events of that fateful day, drawing from firsthand accounts, police reports, and the Zodiac's own cryptic communications, immersing listeners into the depth of this terrifying mystery.The episode not only recounts the physical aftermath of the attack but also the emotional and societal ripples it created. The detailed investigation, led by determined detectives, unravels amidst a backdrop of fear and fascination with the Zodiac's macabre game of cat and mouse. As the story unfolds, the tragic loss of Cecelia Shepard, the resilience of Bryan Hartnell, and the relentless pursuit of justice by Napa County police paint a vivid picture of a community united in the face of horror. Through meticulous research and gripping storytelling, this episode of Foul Play brings to light the Zodiac's reign of terror at Lake Berryessa, offering insights into the investigation and the lasting impact of these heinous crimes.Visit us online,View photos and additional content that goes along with this series by supporting our show. Join us on Patreon.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/03/2415m 36s

Trailer: The Zodiac

Dive into the chilling world of The Zodiac, the elusive predator who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s. With five confirmed victims and a claim of thirty-seven, his taunting letters, cryptic ciphers, and menacing calls left an indelible mark of fear.This season on Foul Play: Crime Series, The Zodiac takes you on a dark journey through the killer's mind and the decades-long quest to uncover his identity. From the detectives on his trail to the cryptographers decoding his messages, we explore every facet of the case that continues to fascinate and horrify.Join us for a season of deep dives into the abyss of one of America's most haunting mysteries. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/03/241m 36s

S33 Ep3: The Zodiac: The First Letters

In this gripping episode we focus on the chilling events surrounding the first Zodiac letters and ciphers sent by this enigmatic murderer. July 1969 marked not just a monumental achievement in human history with the moon landing but also a dark period in California's history as fear gripped the communities of Benicia and Vallejo.The Zodiac's brutal attacks on young couples, his cold and calculated demeanor, and the mysterious phone call to the Vallejo Police Department declaring responsibility for these horrifying acts set the stage for a terrifying game of cat and mouse. As we unravel the twisted mind behind these crimes, the episode takes a deeper look into the killer's desire for attention and control, shedding light on his cryptic messages to the press and the police.Visit us online at Foul Play: Crime SeriesView photos and additional content that goes along with this series by supporting our show. Join us on Patreon at http://Patreon.com/itsfoulplayOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/03/2420m 13s

S33 Ep2: The Zodiac: Darlene Ferrin & Michael Mageau Attack

In this chilling episode we delve into the harrowing night of July 4th, 1969, when the city of Vallejo, California, became the backdrop for a devastating attack by the infamous Zodiac Killer. As the festive atmosphere of Independence Day faded, Darlene Ferrin and Michael Mageau found themselves in the serene setting of Blue Rock Springs Park, unaware of the horror that awaited them. This episode meticulously reconstructs the events leading up to the shooting, painting a vivid picture of a peaceful night turned nightmare. Through details and analysis, we explore the immediate aftermath of the attack, the emergency response, and the cryptic call that linked this act of violence to the Zodiac's reign of terror.The investigation unfolds with gripping detail as we follow the law enforcement response to the Blue Rock Springs attack, the painstaking efforts of medical personnel to save the victims, and the subsequent police work that connected this brutal shooting to the Zodiac Killer's series of crimes.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/03/2420m 31s

Mysteries on the True Crime Express

...1 historic steam train...  ...9 exceptional true crime podcasts...  ...9 tales woven with the spirit of Women's Day...  ...Will YOU unravel the mysteries aboard?This International Women's Day, join Shane Waters and Wendy Cee on an unprecedented journey through the heart of England to Crimecon UK in London. Mysteries on the True Crime Express is not just a podcast episode; it's an immersive voyage into the depths of true crime, history, and the indomitable spirit of women.Aboard this old-world locomotive, you'll encounter the hosts of 9 distinguished true crime podcasts, including Shane and Wendy of Foul Play: Crime Series. Each host presents a captivating story that not only chills the spine but also illuminates the historical essence of Women's Day. From the comfort of Shane and Wendy's compartment to the lively ambiance of the dining car, each tale unfolds in a unique setting on the train, adding layers of intrigue and ambiance to this auditory experience.So, secure your ticket and settle into your seat......but be forewarned......the journey ahead is filled with twists and turns.Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance:Deep Dark SecretsThe Trail Went Cold The Cult VaultExtinguishedOnce Upon a CrimeTrue Crime and Wine with Sherrilyn DaleDefense Diaries Dip in and Out with LucyFoul Play: Crime Series Join all the shows you heard in this episode at Crimecon UK in London! Go to Crimecon.co.uk and use code FOULPLAY! Listen to Shane’s other holiday collaborations here: https://www.itsfoulplay.com/collaborationsOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/03/241h 29m

S33 Ep1: The Zodiac: Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday Murders

Hello friend. This week we delve into the enigmatic and terrifying world of the Zodiac Killer, a murderer whose identity remains a mystery to this day. This episode transports listeners back to the late 1960s in Northern California, where the Zodiac Killer commenced his infamous killing spree. With a keen focus on the first confirmed attacks on Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday, we set the stage for a series that promises to explore the depths of one of the most bewildering true crime stories in American history. The meticulous recounting of the initial crimes, combined with a comprehensive overview of the subsequent investigation, provides a solid foundation for understanding the complexity and brutality of the Zodiac Killer's modus operandi.As we navigate through the episode, listeners will immerse themselves in the chilling narrative, enriched with detailed descriptions of the crime scenes, the killer's cryptic messages to the police and media, and the palpable fear that gripped the communities affected by these heinous acts. This series aims not only to shed light on the facts of the case but also to explore the psychological and societal impact of the Zodiac Killer's reign of terror. By leveraging a combination of historical research, expert interviews, and a storytelling approach that emphasizes the human elements of this tragic saga, this series endeavors to provide a comprehensive and engaging exploration of one of true crime's most haunting mysteries.Join us as we attempt to unravel the enigma of the Zodiac Killer, examining the clues left behind in a quest for answers that have eluded investigators for decades.Visit us online at http://itsfoulplay.comView photos and additional content that goes along with this series by supporting our show. Join us on Patreon at http://Patreon.com/itsfoulplayOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/03/2418m 9s

S32 Ep3: Just Family Business

In this episode, we unravel the decades-long mystery surrounding the disappearance of Aundria Bowman and the interconnected web of crimes committed by Dennis Bowman. This journey takes us through a chilling narrative of amateur sleuths Cathy Terkanian and Carl Koppelman, whose tireless investigation exposes a sinister pattern of violence hidden beneath the facade of an ordinary family life. The discovery of a concrete slab in the garden of Bowman's property becomes a pivotal moment, leading to a series of revelations that would ultimately bring closure to multiple unsolved cases.The episode also delves into the harrowing tale of Peggy Johnson, whose tragic fate was intertwined with Bowman's history of abuse and murder. With the aid of DNA technology and genealogical research, authorities are finally able to connect the dots, resulting in Bowman's arrest for crimes spanning across states and decades. This story is not just about the pursuit of justice; it's a testament to the perseverance of those who refuse to let the truth remain buried. Through detailed investigative work and a bit of serendipity, Cathy and Carl’s efforts highlight the impact of dedicated individuals in solving crimes that had long been consigned to cold case files.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/02/2417m 26s

S32 Ep2: Just Family Business

In this second installment of Just Family Busines, the focus narrows on the enigmatic disappearance of Aundria Bowman in 1989. With the advent of social media, new avenues open for investigation, leading Cathy Terkanian and Carl Koppelman to challenge the deceptive calm surrounding Dennis Bowman, Aundria's adoptive father. Their relentless pursuit uncovers a disturbing trail of past transgressions, linking Dennis to a series of allegations and cold cases that reveal a pattern of violent behavior meticulously hidden behind the facade of normalcy.As the investigation intensifies, the narrative unfolds revealing a complex web of deceit, abuse, and manipulation. The determination of Cathy and Carl brings to light shocking revelations about the man who posed as a devoted family man, as they edge closer to the truth about Aundria's fate. This episode of the series is a testament to the power of perseverance and the quest for justice, as it navigates through the dark secrets of a seemingly average family, exposing the monstrous reality lurking beneath. Join us in piecing together a decades-spanning puzzle, where every discovery moves us closer to solving a deeply haunting mystery.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/02/2418m 32s

S32 Ep1: Just Family Business

In the gripping season opener of Season 32, Just Family Business, we embark on a chilling journey through a decades-old mystery. Episode 1 introduces us to a seemingly ordinary family caught in an extraordinary and sinister predicament. The disappearance of Aundria Bowman unravels a tapestry of secrets, deceit, and a cold case that refused to die. As amateur sleuths and unexpected twists bring us closer to a disturbing truth, this three-part saga promises to delve deep into the heart of darkness that lies beneath the facade of just family business. Join us as we peel back the layers of a story where hope battles despair and the quest for truth confronts the specter of the past. This is more than a tale of crime; it's a profound exploration of family, loss, and the relentless pursuit of justice.itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/02/2419m 52s

S2 Ep91: Sister Cathy, Slides of Hope: A Doctor's Quest for Justice

In this episode, recorded as 2022 drew to a close, Shane and Gemma are joined in Maryland by Catherine Rentz, a seasoned journalist and producer from Maryland. Also present is, John Benam, the esteemed Director of Photography known for his work on "The Keepers."Catherine Rentz takes us deep into the heart of a story that unravels like a tapestry of mystery against the backdrop of 1970s Maryland. At the center of this narrative is a doctor whose meticulous preservation of evidence from sex crimes forms a crucial bridge to solving cold cases that seemed forever lost to time. His extraordinary collection, meticulously cataloged on microscope slides and glass tubes, harbors DNA evidence vital to cracking cases of 'stranger rape' and other heinous crimes, many of which had their original evidence tragically destroyed or mishandled.Through Catherine's eyes, we delve into her investigative journey, uncovering the significance of this unparalleled collection and its pivotal role in the pursuit of justice.This episode does not shy away from the darker corners of human history and the search for truth. We discuss the chilling indifference and alleged complicity of Police in a massive pedophile ring orchestrated by Father Maskell, highlighting the pressing need for transparency and external oversight in the DNA testing process.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comLearn more about Catherine Rentz at https://www.catherinerentz.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/02/241h 43m

S31 Ep2: The Vanishing Blonde

In the gripping conclusion of our two-part series on the Vanishing Blonde, we delve deeper into the mysterious disappearance and subsequent investigation of Inna Budnystska. Private investigator Ken Brennan's relentless pursuit leads him down a path filled with twists, turns, and an unexpected suspect. With meticulous analysis and a keen eye for detail, Brennan uncovers shocking evidence that challenges initial perceptions and highlights the complexities of seeking justice.Listeners are invited to join us on this compelling journey as we uncover the layers of a case that captivated the nation.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/02/2419m 56s

S31 Ep1: The Vanishing Blonde

In Episode 1 of The Vanishing Blonde, a two-part series on Foul Play, we delve into the chilling and perplexing case of Inna Budnystska. Discovered in a Floridian construction site, Inna, a 21-year-old Ukrainian woman, is found beaten, bloodied, and with no memory of the traumatic events that led to her state. As she regains consciousness in a hospital, her fragmented recollections and the severe injuries she sustained paint a horrifying picture of assault and abandonment. The episode unravels the complexities of Inna's life, her work on a cruise ship, and her stay at the Airport Regency Hotel, where she alleges the attack took place.The investigation intensifies as detectives explore Inna's claims and the hotel's security footage, uncovering a web of unanswered questions and suspicious details. Private investigator Ken Brennan's involvement adds a new dimension to the case, challenging conventional theories and prompting a deeper analysis of the evidence. The episode navigates through the intricate maze of the investigation, exploring potential motives, suspects, and the elusive truth behind Inna's harrowing experience.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
31/01/2421m 58s

S30 Ep3: What Happened to Tina Milford?

Tina’s murderer or murderers have never been found, in this episode we go through the suspects and the theories.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/01/2415m 36s

S30 Ep2: What Happened to Tina Milford?

After disappearing from her night shift at a Little Crickets convenience store in Anderson County, Tina’s body was found dumped just off Highway I-85 the following day.But what had happened to Tina Milford, and why?Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/01/2419m 49s

S2 Ep90: Sister Cathy, The Jesuit Seminarian

In this episode, Shane and Gemma dive into a new twist in the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy. They are joined by Ronnie Norpel, whose parents were friends with Gerry Koob, a Jesuit priest who was close to Sister Cathy and a person of interest in the case. Ronnie shares her shocking allegations against Koob, and reveals how he often brought Sister Cathy to her parents' house. What secrets did Koob and Sister Cathy share, and how are they connected to the dark web of corruption and cover-ups that surrounded her death?Here is the Baltimore Banner article mentioned in the episode. Contact us: Shane@itsfoulplay.comYou can contact Ronnie at VeronicaLake1974@gmail.comThe book Ronnie published can be found at https://www.amazon.com/Baseball-Karma-Constitution-Ronnie-Norpel/dp/0692213643The podcast trailers played:Navigating AdvocacyTrue ConsequencesSupport our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/01/241h 5m

S30 Ep1: What Happened to Tina Milford?

Tina Milford went missing from her night shift in Little Cricket convenience store, Anderson County, on the 254 June 1983, leaving behind her shoes, her purse and her car.Her parents were convinced that Tina would not just leave her job for no reason, the police agreed.What happened to Tina Milford?Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/01/2415m 53s

S29 Ep3: The Darknet Assassin: The Aftermath

In Episode 3 of The Darknet Assassin, the focus shifts to the aftermath of Amy Allwine's murder and the broader implications of the darknet's murder-for-hire schemes. The episode delves into the arrest and trial of Stephen Allwine, revealing his intricate web of deceit and the damning digital evidence that led to his conviction. Listeners are taken through the twists and turns of the trial, including Stephen's repeated attempts to maintain his innocence against overwhelming evidence.Simultaneously, the episode explores the efforts of Chris Monteiro, a cyber-sleuth, in unraveling the operations of Besa Mafia and its successor sites. Monteiro's investigation exposes the alarming reality of these platforms and the potential real-world consequences of their activities. His efforts, fraught with personal risk and ethical dilemmas, highlight the complexities of battling online criminal networks. The narrative weaves together these parallel stories, showcasing the disturbing interplay between virtual crimes and their tragic outcomes in the real world.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/01/2426m 42s

S29 Ep2: The Darknet Assassin - The Tragedy of Amy Allwine

In Episode 2 of "The Darknet Assassin," we delve deeper into the unsettling case of Amy Allwine, a mother and active community member found dead in her Minnesota home. The investigation uncovers her idyllic life as a devout churchgoer, dog trainer, and family woman, which contrasts sharply with the dark revelation of a murder-for-hire plot against her. As the FBI and local police become involved, we explore the disturbing details of the Besa Mafia website, where an anonymous user, "Dogdaygod," orchestrated a sinister plan to eliminate Amy.The episode further reveals the intricate and alarming communications between "Dogdaygod" and the admin of Besa Mafia, outlining various murder methods and transactions. Amy's life takes a harrowing turn upon learning about these threats, leading to increased security measures at home. However, the plot thickens with the mysterious circumstances surrounding Amy's death, challenging the initial assumption of suicide. As new evidence comes to light, suspicions and theories abound, drawing listeners into a complex web of deceit, betrayal, and the dark underbelly of the internet.For more captivating stories and exclusive content, visit our website at itsfoulplay.com. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of the darknet and beyond.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/12/2325m 3s

S29 Ep1: The Darknet Assassin - Web of Deceit

Step into the enigmatic realm of the dark web in this gripping episode, where the eerie tale of the Darknet Assassin unfolds. This journey takes you deep into the heart of the internet's shadowy corners, a place where anonymity breeds nefarious activities, and the concept of a murder-for-hire service becomes a disturbing reality. We dissect the perplexing and often deceptive world of dark web marketplaces, unraveling how they operate under a veil of secrecy and the impact they have on their unwitting victims.As the narrative progresses, listeners are introduced to the intricate web of characters involved – from the operators of these sinister sites to the law enforcement agents tirelessly working to bring them down. We explore the chilling cases linked to these platforms, where the line between an elaborate scam and genuine criminal intent is alarmingly thin. The episode meticulously pieces together the puzzle, revealing the dark side of human nature and the digital age's new face of crime.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/12/2321m 45s

S2 Ep89: Sister Cathy, AG Report - A Tale of Abuse and Cover-Up

In this gripping episode, Shane delves into a harrowing and sobering topic: the extensive report by the Attorney General on child sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. With a meticulous approach, he reads and analyzes key sections of the report, shedding light on the distressing findings and the systemic failures that allowed such abuses to persist. The episode navigates through the intricate web of cover-ups, the indelible impact on victims, and the response (or lack thereof) from the church hierarchy.As Shane explores the report, he not only focuses on the facts and figures but also humanizes the narrative by discussing the real-world implications and emotional toll of these revelations. The episode, though challenging, is essential listening for those who seek to understand the depth of this crisis and the ongoing quest for justice and healing.Find us online at itsfoulplay.comSupport the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more.To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/12/2339m 35s

S2 Ep88: Sister Cathy, Reflections on the Attorney General's Report on Clergy Abuse

In this thought-provoking episode of Foul Play, hosts Gemma and Shane delve into the profound implications of the Maryland Attorney General's recent report on clergy abuse. Joined by advocate and paralegal Mary Beth and survivor Kim, the episode offers an in-depth analysis of the report's findings and its impact on the ongoing struggle of survivors.Listeners will be drawn into a heart-rending discussion about how the report sheds light on the traumatic experiences of abuse survivors and the steps taken by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in response to these revelations. The conversation critically examines the Archdiocese's decision to file for bankruptcy, exploring how this move affects the survivors and their quest for justice.Throughout the episode, Gemma, Shane, and their guests navigate the emotional landscapes of both survivors and the accused. This episode is more than just a recounting of events; it serves as a resonant call to action, encouraging survivors to come forward and demand accountability from the Archdiocese. This episode is a poignant tribute to Sister Cathy and a powerful voice for those who have been silenced, making it an essential listen for anyone seeking to understand this tragic and unresolved story.Find us online at itsfoulplay.comMary Beth works at Jenner Law.Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more.To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/12/2358m 14s

S28 Ep3: The Phantom Killer of Texarkana

In the gripping final installment of The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 3 on Foul Play: Crime Series, we delve into the heart of darkness that engulfed the small town of Texarkana. This episode takes you on a chilling journey through the twisted paths and dead ends of one of history's most baffling and terrifying unsolved mysteries. As the community reels under the shadow of a ruthless killer, we explore the intricate web of suspects, the psychological profile of the murderer, and the haunting impact of these crimes on the town and its people. The line between myth and reality blurs as we scrutinize each clue and lead, unveiling the complex layers of this enigmatic case.Join us as we traverse the murky waters of fear, suspicion, and intrigue, shedding light on the various theories and suspects that emerged during the investigation. From the chilling modus operandi of the killer to the numerous suspects who captured the public's imagination, we dive deep into the psyche of the elusive Phantom. As we edge closer to the conclusion, the question remains: who was the real Phantom Killer? This episode promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, offering insights that challenge what we think we know about the darkest corners of human nature.Don't miss this heart-stopping finale of The Phantom Killer of Texarkana series. Visit our website at itsfoulplay.com for more intriguing episodes and join our community of mystery and true crime enthusiasts. Stay tuned, stay safe, and keep exploring the mysteries that lie just beyond our grasp.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/11/2320m 54s

S28 Ep2: The Phantom Killer of Texarkana

In this suspenseful second episode of the Foul Play: Crime Series podcast titled "The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 2," we delve deeper into the harrowing tale of a series of brutal attacks that terrorized the small town of Texarkana in 1946. This episode takes you through the unnerving investigation and the scant evidence that baffled authorities. As the town grapples with fear, we explore the unique challenges posed by Texarkana's geographical location and its impact on law enforcement efforts. Witness how the community's reaction to these crimes ranged from extreme vigilance to paralyzing fear, with families resorting to extraordinary measures for safety. We recount the grisly details of each attack, from the lovers' lanes to an isolated farmhouse, and examine the aftermath of this chilling spree. The episode offers a deep dive into the law enforcement's struggles with limited forensic capabilities and the complexities of inter-state policing, providing insights into the psychological and societal impact of the Phantom's reign of terror.As we unravel the intricate layers of this dark chapter in Texarkana's history, "The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, Part 2" is not just a recounting of events but a journey into the heart of a community forever changed by fear and uncertainty. For true crime enthusiasts seeking an immersive experience into one of America’s most haunting mysteries, this episode promises to be a compelling and thought-provoking listen.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/11/2323m 14s

S28 Ep1: The Phantom Killer of Texarkana

In the premiere episode of this Season on The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, we travel back to the year 1946. The small, tranquil city of Texarkana is caught in the grip of terror as a masked predator known as the Phantom Killer emerges, leaving a trail of unspeakable crimes in the moonless night. From lovers' lanes to the quiet of a home, no place is safe from the Phantom's reach. This episode takes listeners through the haunting events as they unfolded—from the first attacks on unsuspecting couples to the chilling home invasion that left the community paralyzed with fear.Join us as we piece together the horrifying details of the Phantom's brutal assaults and murders, diving into a series of crimes that remain unsolved to this day. We explore the anguish and chaos that ensued, the eerie silence of a predator who vanished as mysteriously as he appeared, and the relentless pursuit for justice by the authorities, Texas Rangers, and FBI.Foul Play brings to life the dark shadow that fell over Texarkana. Stay tuned for the shocking twists, the cloud of paranoia, and the legacy of fear that the Phantom Killer left behind. Will the identity of the masked murderer ever be revealed, or will he remain an enigma, lurking in the annals of true crime mystery? Tune in to find out.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/11/2320m 16s

S27 Ep2: The Monster of Florence

Episode 2 continues the grim saga of the murderous spree that plagued the Tuscan countryside. This installment plunges into the labyrinth of the investigation's most turbulent years. We examine the pressure-cooker environment of the 1980s, where the local police's frantic search for the Monster led to several wrongful arrests that cast a long shadow of doubt over the law enforcement's competence.The episode dissects the case of Enzo Spalletti, whose wrongful accusation and subsequent exoneration underscored the investigation's flaws. As the narrative unfolds, we encounter Francesco Vinci, another man caught in the investigation's dragnet, painting a picture of an inquiry fraught with desperation and hasty conclusions. The series reveals the scandalous media circus and the public's macabre fascination with the satanic cult theories, adding layers of complexity to an already intricate case.Listeners are taken on a journey through the twists and turns of evidence and hearsay that led to Pietro Pacciani's conviction—and the shocking reversal that followed. We close with a sobering reflection on the unsolved mystery that remains, pondering the true identity of the Monster and the fate that befell the accused. As the episode concludes, we are left with more questions than answers, keeping the terrifying legacy of the Monster of Florence alive in the collective memory.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/11/2317m 48s

S27 Ep1: The Monster of Florence

In the first episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series" titled "The Monster of Florence," we unmask the horrors lurking in the idyllic Tuscan hills. The story begins on a gruesome note with the discovery of Antonio Lo Bianco and Barbara Locci, marking the onset of a series of brutal slayings between 1968 and 1985. This episode probes into the killer's calculated strikes on unsuspecting couples in secluded spots, culminating in chilling surgical mutilations that perplexed investigators and instilled terror in the heart of Florence. As we trace the sequence of these cold-blooded crimes, the episode reveals the Monster's twisted modus operandi, the palpable fear that swept through Tuscany, and the intense media frenzy that followed. With each account, we attempt to penetrate the psyche of the enigmatic killer and his possible motivations, ranging from sadistic pleasure to cult involvement or a vendetta against romance. The episode also explores the futile attempts to capture the elusive killer, whose crimes spanned nearly two decades, ceasing as abruptly as they began with no definitive conclusion. Listeners will be left with haunting questions about the nature of evil and the persistence of unsolved mysteries that still overshadow the beautiful Tuscan landscape. Join us as we dive deep into the dark history of The Monster of Florence, in a tale of murder, mystery, and the relentless quest for answers.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comEpisode Sponsor:Don't let this clue slip away. Head to FactorMeals.com/foulplay50 and use code foulplay50 to get 50% off!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/11/2322m 50s

Behind the Bloodstains with Jo Millington

In this special episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series," recorded live from Crimecon in Glasgow, we're excited to sit down with the formidable Jo Millington, a forensic scientist with over 25 years of experience. Jo will guide us through her incredible journey—from her early days in Scotland, specializing in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA), to working on high-profile cases in London's Forensic Science Service and her own consultancy. She'll also discuss her impactful work with Inside Justice, a charity focused on investigating potential miscarriages of justice. As we delve into the complex world of forensics, Jo will share insights on how science plays a critical role in solving crimes and even correcting wrongful convictions. Fans of popular crime dramas are also in for a treat, as Jo peels back the curtain on her role as a forensic advisor for TV shows like 'Silent Witness.' Whether you're a true-crime aficionado or just intrigued by the science that solves crimes, this episode promises to be a riveting exploration of the forensics field. If you want to learn moare about Blood Pattern Analysis, head over to Jo’s page and enter FOULPLAY50 at checkout for a whopping 50% discount. There also some free resources on Jo’s website. (Please note that the discount is only available to the first 50 people to sign up, so don’t wait or you might miss out) Here are more resources: SPATTER/ED | BPA TRAINING & EDUCATIONInvestigating Miscarriages of Justice - Inside JusticeMillington Hingley | Forensics Consultantshttp://www.spattered.co.uk/intro-to-bpa-online Shane and Wendy will be attending Crimecon UK again next year - if you're interested in attending learn more at Crimecon.co.uk and use code FOULPLAY for 10% off.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/10/2344m 31s

Maze of Secrets

...1 eerie corn maze......9 haunting figures......9 spine-tingling tales......Will YOU find your way out? This holiday season, step into a labyrinth of shadows and suspense with Shane Waters as your guide. In this chilling collaboration, you'll encounter the hosts of 9 acclaimed true crime podcasts, each offering a dark tale and a life lesson to send shivers down your spine. This is not just a special episode; it's an immersive journey through a maze of twisted paths and unsolved mysteries. So, lift your lantern high and venture into 'Maze of Secrets'... ...but be warned... ...not everyone makes it to the end… Prepare to get lost in the stories, but find yourself in their lessons. It's an odyssey of crime, mystery, and eerie life lessons that you won't soon forget. This is Shane’s 5th holiday collaboration. If you dare to walk this twisted path with us, you're in for a night you'll never forget. Are you ready? Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: FrightfulMaroonedRotten to the CoreMurder, She ToldObscuraCrimelinesOnce Upon a CrimeThe Trail Went ColdFoul Play: Crime Series Listen to the other holiday collaborations here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/10/231h 26m

S2 Ep87: Sister Cathy, Bankruptcy and Betrayal - How Bankruptcy Shields Predators

Who Stands to Gain? The Complex Web of Archdiocesan Bankruptcies and Sister Cathy’s Unsolved Murder. After funneling an extensive amount of resources into fighting against survivors in Maryland to preserve the statute of limitations, the Archdiocese of Baltimore has now opened a new legal front—filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Astoundingly, the archdiocese seems willing to spend millions more in legal and court fees to essentially carve out their own type of statute of limitations, a privilege that bankruptcy can afford them. This unsettling move is not unique to Baltimore; it's part of a wider pattern with 30 other archdioceses across the United States following suit.As this unfolds, Shane Waters and Gemma Hoskins reunite in Episode 87 of Foul Play: Crime Series to continue their dedicated investigation into who killed Sister Cathy. Kicking off Season 2 back in September 2018, we've now arrived at a critical juncture that compels us to ask: Who had the most to gain from Sister Cathy's tragic death? In this episode, listeners will be guided through the labyrinthine world of bankruptcy filings, legal strategies, and the disturbing lengths to which these religious institutions are willing to go to avoid accountability.The timing of these bankruptcy filings is not coincidental; it has the potential to thwart ongoing investigations and silence survivors indefinitely. Shane and Gemma dig deep into the financial intricacies and legal loopholes that these archdioceses are exploiting. Alongside this, they also scrutinize the possible connections between Sister Cathy's unsolved murder and the powerful entities now using bankruptcy as a shield.As financial power plays become a focal point, this episode doesn't just scratch the surface; it delves deep into the complex machinations that could be hiding the truth behind Sister Cathy's murder. Don’t miss this compelling episode that seeks to unravel the complex tapestry of legal and moral questions surrounding one of the most puzzling cold cases in Maryland. Your engagement and thirst for the truth are what make this work possible. Subscribe, share, and stay vigilant as we continue to seek answers and justice. Thank you for being a part of this journey. Support the Sister Cathy Cesnik Fund, or find out more.To get connected with Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests go here. Here is the article referenced in the podcast. Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits.You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/10/231h 6m

S26 Ep3: The Truck Stop Killer

In this gripping episode the courtroom becomes the stage as we recount the trial and sentencing of Robert Ben Rhoades, the notorious Truck Stop Killer. The episode unravels the intense legal battle that ensued following Rhoades's arrest. From the prosecution's demand for the death penalty to the defense's attempts to downplay the atrocities, we explore the intricate details of a trial that held the rapt attention of a community seeking closure.Listeners will hear of the monstrous crimes recounted in testimonies, the disturbing evidence presented by the state, and the defendant's audacious attempts to challenge his sentencing. The episode dramatizes the trial's most poignant moments, including the harrowing accounts of Rhoades’s victims and the emotional turmoil of the families affected. We also scrutinize Rhoades's manipulative legal maneuvers post-conviction, which added to the anguish of those left in the wake of his violence.This episode not only captures the culmination of Rhoades's legal proceedings but also reflects on the broader implications of his case. It's a story of justice's complex machinery, the pursuit of truth, and the resilience of a community scarred by senseless brutality. As the series progresses, it promises to keep the memory of the victims alive and honor the relentless spirit of those who worked to ensure that such evil does not walk free.Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/10/2318m 14s

S26 Ep2: The Truck Stop Killer

Episode 2 on the Truck Stop Killer season intensifies as we explore the depths of Robert Ben Rhoades's depravity. This episode recounts the chilling breakthrough in the case when a state trooper's routine check turned into a rescue of a chained, tortured victim from Rhoades's truck. The discovery unearthed Rhoades's horrifying double life as a long-haul trucker and a sadistic predator, with his 18-wheeler doubling as a mobile torture chamber.Listeners will hear how Rhoades was linked to unsolved murders and missing person cases, his personal history with the Houston BDSM scene, and the sinister evidence found in his apartment. The episode also details the heartbreaking story of Regina Walters, one of Rhoades's victims, whose life and tragic end were documented through Rhoades's own photographs.The episode further examines how close calls and narrow escapes of potential victims aided the investigation, with personal accounts adding emotional depth to the narrative. As detectives and the FBI untangled the dark thread of Rhoades's acts, the story captures the clash between the search for truth and the struggle for justice.The description sets up the anticipation for the next episode, promising a focus on the trial and sentencing of Rhoades, and the unresolved questions that torment the victims' families. It's a harrowing journey through the impact of Rhoades's crimes and the search for closure in one of the most disturbing cases of serial murder in America.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/10/2320m 39s

S26 Ep1: The Truck Stop Killer

In Episode 1 we delve into the grim story of Robert Ben Rhoades, whose reign of terror along the American highways during the late '70s and '80s culminated in the nightmarish transformation of his 18-wheeler into a chamber of horrors. This episode recounts the harrowing escape of his would-be victim, Shana Holts, and the subsequent complacency of law enforcement that allowed Rhoades to continue his murderous spree.Listeners will be taken through a chilling narrative that includes Rhoades's beginnings, from his unsettled childhood marked by his father's suicide to his drift into the world of long-haul trucking, where he found an outlet for his sadistic impulses. The episode paints a sinister portrait of Rhoades's life, revealing the disturbing duality of his existence and his ventures into the underground scenes that possibly fed his cruel fantasies.As the episode unfolds, we learn of the tragic fate of Regina Kay Walters, the young girl whose brutal end was discovered in a secluded barn, and the close call that led to the capture of Rhoades, as recounted by an Arizona Highway Patrol Trooper. The description leads up to the anticipation of further investigation into the depth of Rhoades's crimes in the following episode, promising more insights into the exhaustive efforts to bring him to justice. This account serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerability of those who cross paths with such hidden predators.Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/10/2318m 29s

S25 Ep2: Murder of Pheobe Handsjuk

This is the second episode in our series on the mysterious murder of 24-year-old Phoebe Handsjuk. In the last episode, we learned about how Phoebe Handsjuk died and the conflicting theories surrounding her demise. Despite the police's conclusion that it was an accidental death caused by Phoebe's drunken state, her grandfather, Lorne Campbell, a retired police detective, believed that foul play was involved.The medical examiner and Coroner's reports and suggestions raised more questions than answers, leaving the case unsolved. Some can't help but feel that the examiner and Coroner had something to hide, only because they were adamant about letting the court know of Phoebe's drinking habits and shady past, perhaps in an attempt to protect someone. But who?Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/09/2319m 7s

S25 Ep1: Murder of Phoebe Handsjuk

In the darkest recesses of the human psyche lies an insatiable curiosity for the bizarre and the unexplained… a desire to peer behind the veil of the ordinary and uncover the secrets that hide just beneath the surface. These strange and confounding cases ignite the imagination and send shivers down the spine as we struggle to comprehend the sinister forces within our seemingly familiar world. And those are the cases we dive into here on Foul Play. And while we usually cover some old unsolved cases, today we're going to discuss a fairly recent case that has completely vexed true crime fans and detectives alike. This is the story of Phoebe Handsjuk, a 24 year old Australian girl who found herself in a strange, strange situation. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/09/2321m 54s

S24 Ep2: The Cigar Girl

In our previous episode, we discussed the death of Mary Cecilia Rogers, famously known as The Beautiful Cigar Girl, in 1841. In this episode, we will delve deeper into the investigation of her death, the various theories surrounding it, and the haunting legacy of her story. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/08/2320m 25s

S24 Ep1: The Cigar Girl

In the shadowy corners of human creativity, where imagination and reality intersect, the mysterious figure of the muse has long been a guiding force. Some artists find inspiration in fleeting glimpses of beauty, while others find it in the depths of darkness and despair. For renowned writer Edgar Allan Poe, a master of the macabre, it was the tragic tale of the Beautiful Cigar Girl that sparked a fire within his haunted soul. New York City, 1841. Beneath the gaslit cobblestone streets, a gripping tale of intrigue and suspense was unfolding. It was a story that would make headlines across the nation, casting an eerie light on the city's burgeoning underworld. In the heart of this Gothic metropolis, a young woman named Mary Rogers captured the public's imagination with her striking beauty and tragic fate. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/08/2324m 10s

S23 Ep2: A Hollywood Murder - Thelma Todd

Tinseltown shines just enough to blind you from the horrors that go on behind the curtains. This is episode 2 in our series on the murder of Thelma Todd, a celebrated comedic actress, and businesswoman who was found dead in a car in her lover's garage. ‌Could it have been Jewel Carmen, the lover's wife, who learned about his affair? Or could it have been the lover himself, Roland West? Or… could it have been suicide? ‌We dive deeper into the lives of the old Hollywood stars in this episode. Episode Sponsor: Go to Hellofresh.com/foulplay50 and use code foulplay50 for 50% off plus free shipping Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/08/2321m 7s

S23 Ep1: A Hollywood Murder - Thelma Todd

The 1920s and 1930s were the golden age of Hollywood, a time of glitz and glamour, where movie stars were treated like royalty. But amidst all the glitter and fame, there was a dark side to the movie industry, a side that often saw stars fall from grace and suffer tragic ends. Thelma Todd was a shining star of the silver screen, known for her comedic chops and stunning beauty. She was the epitome of the old Hollywood glamour, but her life was far from a fairy tale. On the morning of December 16th, 1935, Thelma was found dead in her car, parked in a garage. The cause of death was ruled as carbon monoxide poisoning, but to this day, the circumstances surrounding her death remain shrouded in mystery. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/08/2318m 21s

S22 Ep3: The Hall-Mills Murders

This is episode 3 of the Hall-Mills Murder story. Be sure to listen to episodes 1 and 2, where we learn about Edward Wheeler Hall and Eleanor Mills and uncover deeper details of their love affair and families. As the clock struck 12, the imposing figures of the officers could be seen marching towards the door of Frances Hall's secluded mansion. Tension filled the air as they prepared to place the most powerful woman in town under arrest for the brutal murder of Edward Hall and Eleanor Mills. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/07/2318m 31s

S22 Ep2: The Hall-Mills Murders

This is episode 2 of the Hall-Mills Murder tragedy. Be sure to listen to episode 1, where we learn about the victims, Edward Wheeler Hall and his lover, Eleanor Mills. The Hall-Mills murder mystery of the 1920s is a tale of scandal, tragedy, and intrigue that has captivated the public for decades. On a fateful September night in 1922, two innocent bystanders stumbled upon a gruesome scene while on a romantic stroll down a secluded lover's lane. What they saw would haunt them for the rest of their lives.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/07/2316m 49s

S22 Ep1: The Hall-Mills Murders

Mystery, Intrigue, Tragedy, Scandal. These are the themes that embody the most notorious crime of the 1920s - the Hall-Mills murder mystery. On a dark, moonless night in September of 1922, a couple named Raymond Schlender and Pearl Bahmer, lost in the moment, strolled down a secluded lover's lane. But little did they know their romantic walk in the dark would soon turn into the stuff of nightmares.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/07/2320m 23s

S21 Ep2: McMartin Family Trials

This is episode 2 of the McMartin preschool trials, and it contains mentions of the sexual abuse of minors. We recommend proceeding with caution. Judy Johnson's outcry about the abuse her son faced in the McMartin preschool launched investigations countrywide into other daycares, with numbers going up to 200 and teachers getting arrested with little to no evidence. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/06/2321m 42s

S21 Ep1: McMartin Family Trials

The McMartin pre-school trial was one of the most infamous and controversial child sexual abuse cases in American history. The case, which began in 1983, involved allegations of widespread abuse and satanic rituals at the McMartin pre-school in Manhattan Beach, California. This series on Foul Play will discuss difficult themes of sexual abuse and pedophilia. We recommend proceeding with caution. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/06/2319m 57s

S20 Ep4: Murder at Lake Waco

This is episode 4 in our Murder at Lake Waco series. A trigger warning for our listeners: this series contains gruesome depictions of murders and mentions of sexual assault. This episode looks at the trial proceedings of the Lake Waco murder case, which will reveal troublesome details about the night of April 1982. We advise proceeding with caution.In a shivering hand, David Spence scrawled a chilling account of a conversation that had taken place between Deeb and himself. It was June of 1982, Spence claimed, when Deeb posed the question, 'Would you kill someone for 5 thousand dollars?' Spence had answered in the affirmative.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/06/2325m 23s

S20 Ep3: Murder at Lake Waco

Gayle Kelley was no fan of policemen, but she was less a fan of Lucky Deeb, her former employer, who had just admitted to killing Kenneth Franks, Jill Montgomery, and Raylene Rice in the wooded area around Lake Waco. Though he brushed it off as a joke, Gayle didn't believe him. She saw the look in his eyes and knew she was looking at a killer. Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
31/05/2319m 13s

S20 Ep2: Murder at Lake Waco

Sergeant Truman Simons stood silently, staring down at the lifeless body of the young girl. Her long, dark brown hair was a stark contrast to the still-shiny gold necklace that hung around her neck, the chain now broken and partially embedded in the wound. She had been gagged with her own blouse, and her hands were tied behind her back with a strip of cloth. The officer could tell that she had been dead for some time, with ants and pillbugs already crawling over her bloodstained body and flies having laid their eggs in her nasal cavities. Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/05/2320m 16s

S20 Ep1: Murder at Lake Waco

"I want you to understand… I speak the truth when I say I didn't kill your kids. I have not killed anyone." These were the last words of the alleged murdered before the executioners filled his chamber with toxic chemicals and his heart… stopped beating. We rewind back to a quiet Monday afternoon in 1982. 18-year-old Kenneth Franks stood at his window, waiting for his friends to arrive. Jill had just called to tell him she'd be in the area to pick up her paycheque from work, so she'd be free to hang out for a few hours. Her friend Raylene Rice would be with her, and they could all go down to Koehne Park with a few burgers and watch the sunset. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/05/2318m 15s

Deadly Devotion: Motherhood and Mayhem, Part 2

[Part 2] This Mother’s Day, join Shane Waters on a chilling adventure featuring 14 podcasters as they share sinister stories of motherhood. Mother’s Day is typically a time to honor the love and sacrifices of mothers, but today we’ll be exploring the twisted tales that lurk behind the shadows.  It’s an extra special, two parts, more than two-hour, Mother’s Day event.  Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: Part 1:Foul Play: Crime SeriesMusic City 911Crimes from the East Cults, Crimes, Cabernet A Nefarious Nightmare Crimelines The Asian Madness Podcast  Part 2:Once Upon A Crime PNW Haunts & HomicidesThe Trail Went Cold Coffee & CasesAlready Gone Twisted and Uncorked Mystery Inc  If you enjoyed this holiday collaboration special, check out the other collaboration specials: Deceptions & Resurrections, Bloody Valentine, and A Nightmare before Halloween . Until our next adventure, stay safe and stay vigilant.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/05/231h 13m

Deadly Devotion: Motherhood and Mayhem, Part 1

This Mother’s Day, join Shane Waters on a chilling adventure featuring 14 podcasters as they share sinister stories of motherhood. Mother’s Day is typically a time to honor the love and sacrifices of mothers, but today we’ll be exploring the twisted tales that lurk behind the shadows.  It’s an extra special, two parts, more than two-hour, Mother’s Day event.  Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: Part 1:Foul Play: Crime SeriesMusic City 911Crimes from the East Cults, Crimes, Cabernet A Nefarious Nightmare Crimelines The Asian Madness Podcast  Part 2:Once Upon A Crime PNW Haunts & HomicidesThe Trail Went Cold Coffee & CasesAlready Gone Twisted and Uncorked Mystery Inc  If you enjoyed this holiday collaboration special, check out the other collaboration specials: Deceptions & Resurrections, Bloody Valentine, and A Nightmare before Halloween . Until our next adventure, stay safe and stay vigilant.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/05/231h 7m

S19 Ep3: The Confession of Jesse Strang

Joseph Orton did it, something he told himself he would never do. Shoot a man to kill, in order to please his lover. John’s words still echoing in his mind after he pulled the trigger. “Oh Lord!” Joseph jolted back a few steps before slipping on the roof of the shed. He dropped his rifle and fell to the ground beside it. He took a moment to make sure he wasn’t injured, grabbed his rifle and ran off into the woods. He needed to get rid of the rifle as fast as he could. Earlier that day he had stowed away his coat, a bundle and his boots near the northwest corner of the property. He did this as he knew he boot prints would be recognized.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/04/2312m 11s

S19 Ep2: The Confession of Jesse Strang

Welcome back to the Foul Play Podcast. I’m sure many of you are wondering. If this is the Confession of Jesse Strang, when does he appear? I promise, it will all become clear as this series continues. We last left off with Joseph Orton agreeing to write Elsie Whipple a letter. Which left him confused as to what her motive was. Did she want a letter because she had mutual feelings for him? Or was it a ploy, to get him in trouble with her husband and have him removed from Cherry Hill? Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/04/2317m 35s

S19 Ep1: The Confession of Jesse Strang

Welcome to another riveting episode of Foul Play: Crime Series. In this three-part series, we explore the tragic story of Joseph Orton, a man whose life took a dark turn when he encountered the enigmatic Elsie Whipple. In part one, we dive into the fateful events that led to their meeting and the beginning of the end for Joseph Orton. Join us as we unravel the intricate web of deceit, love, and obsession that led to one of the most notorious crimes of the 19th century. Stay tuned for Part 2, where we further uncover the shocking confession of Jesse Strang and the tragic consequences of his actions. Immerse yourself in this tale of passion and betrayal in this episode of Foul Play: Crime Series.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/04/2315m 1s

Welcome to Foul Play: Crime Series

Welcome to Foul Play: Crime Series. Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/04/233m 8s

Deceptions & Resurrections, Part 2

This Easter, join Shane Waters on a whimsical adventure featuring 13 podcasters as they share true stories of con artists and fake deaths. Delve into the magical world of the Enchanted Easterlands, where you’ll encounter peculiar characters and captivating true crime tales. Discover the history and origins of Easter, and experience a journey like no other. It’s an extra special, two part, more than two-hour, Easter event. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance:Part 1:CrimelinesRotten to the CoreFrightfulMind over MurderThe Trail Went ColdThe Hidden StaircaseHometown HistoryPart 2:Wicked DeedsObscura: A True Crime PodcastHillbilly Horror Stories History Goes BumpJudgy Crime GirlsFoul Play: Crime SeriesIf you enjoyed this holiday collaboration special, check out the other collaboration specials: My Bloody Valentine and A Nightmare before Halloween. Stay tuned for upcoming holiday collaborations for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Until our next adventure, stay safe and stay vigilant.Support the podcast by becoming a patron.Find us on all platforms.Visit us online.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/04/231h 6m

Deceptions & Resurrections, Part 1

This Easter, join Shane Waters on a whimsical adventure featuring 13 podcasters as they share true stories of con artists and fake deaths. Delve into the magical world of the Enchanted Easterlands, where you’ll encounter peculiar characters and captivating true crime tales. Discover the history and origins of Easter, and experience a journey like no other.   It’s an extra special, two part, more than two-hour, Easter event.  Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: Part 1:CrimelinesRotten to the CoreFrightfulMind over MurderThe Trail Went ColdThe Hidden StaircaseHometown History Part 2:Wicked DeedsObscura: A True Crime PodcastHillbilly Horror Stories History Goes BumpJudgy Crime GirlsFoul Play: Crime Series If you enjoyed this holiday collaboration special, check out the other collaboration specials: My Bloody Valentine and A Nightmare before Halloween. Stay tuned for upcoming holiday collaborations for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Until our next adventure, stay safe and stay vigilant. Support the podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/04/231h 8m

S18 Ep3: The Murder of Emily Lambert

As Robert was taken to be booked into jail he made further comments to Detective Sanchez. He told him he had lied again in one part of his confession. He said Emily had woken up when he reached the ranch and began to fight him. He had said that’s why he hit her with the bicycle pump. The truth was Emily had never regained consciousness. She posed no threat to him at all. His continued brutal attack had been his active choice.Support our podcast by becoming a patron.Visit us online.Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/04/2312m 38s

S18 Ep2: The Murder of Emily Lambert

Detectives were beginning to look more closely at Robert Earley. They asked him to come to the station for an informal recorded interview. Robert was happy to cooperate. At the station, he was shown into a square interview room with a round table in the corner and a chair on either side. Wearing a red baseball cap, grey sweatshirt with black long sleeves, and black faded jeans, Robert went in and casually hung his jacket over the back of the chair. Sitting down with his back to the wall, he is facing the camera pointing straight at him from its quiet position in the top corner of the room.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/03/2328m 20s

S18 Ep1: The Murder of Emily Lambert

In the city of Carlsbad, New Mexico in March 2014, Emily Lambert, a beautiful mother of two, would vanish without a trace. Desperate pleas from her family, friends, and boyfriend begged for information and her safe return. Behind the eyes of one individual, there was an undercurrent of violence. It simmered on the surface, occasionally bubbling up before settling back down. A menacing threat just waiting to explode. When that moment came, there was a loss of temper so violent the results were catastrophic. When control was regained, the violence didn’t stop. The level of callous cruelty was taken up a notch again and again as the focus shifted to self-preservation. A monster is defined as a wicked being. Exerting control and power while carrying out truly heinous acts intended to cause ultimate harm. We go through our lives day to day believing people around us are inherently good. It makes the unmasking of a true monster all the more terrifying. The anguish and fear of those first days searching for Emily were followed by a deeper everlasting horror. When the truth was finally revealed, the devastation was a double blow. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/03/2317m 41s

S17 Ep4: Camden Town Murder

Shocking revelations from the Emily Dimmock case left not one but two people heartbroken. The trial of Robert Wood had the public gallery filled with actors, writers, and artists jostling for reserved seats while members of the general public, who had been following the case closely, flooded the streets outside. On the terrible night of September 11th, 1907, Emily Dimmock was killed in her sleep by a man she knew well. The home that she shared with Bertram Shaw was ransacked, and her prized possession, a collection of postcards from around the world, was strewn about the bedroom floor. It looked like someone had made an effort to find a particular one and left unsuccessful. Support our podcast by becoming a patron. Find us on all platforms. Visit us online. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/03/2313m 31s

S17 Ep3: Camden Town Murder

The investigation into Emily Dimmock’s murder wasn’t an easy one… at least not for Bert Shaw, who was convinced Emily had left her dark past behind and was living an honest life with him in their home in Camden. The police asked him several rather uncomfortable questions, ranging from Emily’s past as a sex worker named Phylis to how they met and decided to live together. It was clear, during the questioning, that Bert had no reason or motivation to ever hurt Emily. When they first met, Emily was working the streets, and Bert offered to give her a good, comfortable life if she left the profession. Some people, however, don’t want to be rescued from their lives and enjoy their situation, even if it seems unconventional to others. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/03/2317m 15s

S17 Ep2: Camden Town Murder

Bertram Shaw's life was torn apart when he opened the door to his bedroom and found the love of his life, Emily Dimmock, pale and ashen on their shared bed with her throat slit. Somewhere in his heart, Bertram knew this girl was trouble… and even then, he couldn't quite grasp just how dark and twisted Emily's past had been. At the age of 22, Emily Dimmock was leading a double life. By day, she was Mrs. Shaw, the dutiful young housewife, and by night, she was Phyllis, London's most sought-after escort. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/03/239m 37s

S17 Ep1: Camden Town Murder

Broken promises, broken hearts, and a heart-wrenching, horrifying scene. This is what greeted young Bertram Shaw when he opened the door to his home on Saint Paul's Road in Camden Town. It was early morning on September 12th, 1907, and Bertram had just come back from his night shift at Midland Railway as a dining car cook. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/02/2310m 39s

S16 Ep3: Be-Lo Grocery Store Massacre

Last time we talked about the senseless massacre that took place in a Be-Lo grocery store in the small town of Windsor. Three employees, Grover Cecil, Joyce Reason and Johnnie Rankins, were left dead and two others severely injured, while one person miraculously walked out of the store unharmed. A white sedan was seen speeding out of the town shortly after the incident—but despite all the eyewitnesses, this was not an open-and-shut-case. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/02/2315m 19s

My Bloody Valentine, Part 2

…12 dates … …14 love gone wrong stories… …Will YOU be my Valentine? This Valentine’s Day, prepare for a unique podcast experience! Shane Waters will introduce 14 crime podcast hosts. Each host brings a new, love gone wrong true story to mix. It’s an extra special, two part, more than two-hour, Valentine event.  Part 2 of 2. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 2 Episode:  1. Sirens 2. The Trail Went Cold 3. Method and Madness 4. True Crime Cases with Lanie 5. Crimelines 6. Love Murder 7. Foul Play: Crime Series In the Part 1 Episode:  1. Murder She Told 2. True Crime Island 3. Hillbilly Horror Stories 4. Tapes from the Darkside 5. Coffee and Cases 6. Gone Cold – Texas True Crime 7. Live, Laugh, LarcenyOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/02/231h 7m

My Bloody Valentine, Part 1

…12 dates … …14 love gone wrong stories… …Will YOU be my Valentine? This Valentine’s Day, prepare for a unique podcast experience! Shane Waters will introduce 14 crime podcast hosts. Each host brings a new, love gone wrong true story to mix. It’s an extra special, two part, more than two-hour, Valentine event.  Part 1 of 2. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 1 Episode:  1. Murder She Told 2. True Crime Island 3. Hillbilly Horror Stories 4. Tapes from the Darkside 5. Coffee and Cases 6. Gone Cold – Texas True Crime 7. Live, Laugh, Larceny In the next Part 2 Episode:  1. Sirens 2. The Trail Went Cold 3. Method and Madness 4. True Crime Cases with Lanie 5. Crimelines 6. Love Murder 7. Foul Play: Crime SeriesOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/02/231h 5m

S16 Ep2: Be-Lo Grocery Store Massacre

I‌n the last episode, we talked about this little town called Windsor in North Carolina and the Be-Lo grocery store where six workers were taking care of closing shift tasks on Sunday, June 6, 1993. They just were unaware of the 7th person, a stranger that was observing them from a hiding place, waiting for the right moment to strike. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/02/2313m 40s

S16 Ep1: Be-Lo Grocery Store Massacre

On June 16th, 1993, six employees in a small grocery store in the town of Windsor, NC were finishing their day when they experienced a living nightmare. Windsor is located in Birdie County and has a rich history, as one of the oldest towns in the state of North Carolina. Today, the town is home to about 3,500 people and 300 year old homes still line King Street. Everyone in Windsor knows everyone, making this crime particularly shocking to the community and leaving many in disbelief. As this case is more nearly 30 years old, we will be exploring the details of this massacre and its impact on the town in a series of episodes. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/02/2312m 41s

One-Off: What Happened to Trenton Duckett?

On this one-off special episode, on the Sunday evening of August 27, 2006, just after 9 PM, police responded to a call regarding a missing child in Leesburg, Florida. As the officers arrived at the scene, the mother, 21-year-old Melinda Duckett, explained that she had put her son, 2-year-old Trenton, to bed around 7 PM.She had then watched a movie with two of her friends before going to check on Trenton—but to her horror, the 2-year-old's bed was empty. Melinda was quite sure that the little boy could not have gotten out of the crib, but it was another thing that caused her and her friends to panic someone had cut through the window screen of the room.Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠.Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/01/2314m 54s

S15 Ep8: My Aunt and the Hitman, The End

It’s the end of the season. Time for final thoughts, conclusions and alternative motives. And we have an expert analyse the 999 call, which is fascinating.Documentaries about Sharon’s murder:-Who Killed Sharon Birchwood - Police Tapes with Susanna Reid-The Murder of Sharon Birchwood - Murder Detective with Graham BellSupport our podcast by becoming a patron.Find us on all platforms.Visit us online.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/01/2326m 38s

S15 Ep7: My Aunt and the Hitman, The Extradition

The police are off to Thailand. No, it’s not a holiday, it’s time to arrest the hitman and he’s off to the Old Bailey.Documentaries about Sharon’s murder: Who Killed Sharon Birchwood - Police Tapes with Susanna Reid The Murder of Sharon Birchwood - Murder Detective with Graham Bell Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/01/2323m 3s

S15 Ep6: My Aunt and the Hitman, The Funeral

We know George is a suspect, he doesn’t, awkward ! This is one funeral I won’t forget in a hurry. It’s time for us to bury Sharon. Oh, and George gets finally gets his comeuppance.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/01/2323m 43s

S15 Ep5: My Aunt and the Hitman, The Hitman

If you’ve ever wondered why and how someone becomes a hitman, then tune in to episode 5, where I will tell you everything I know about a certain Paul Cryne.Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠.Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/12/2222m 6s

S15 Ep4: My Aunt and the Hitman, A New Twist

When the DNA results come back the police are crushed, and it’s a hard Christmas for everyone as the case of my aunt Sharon’s murder remains unsolved. But wait……who is Paul?Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/12/2222m 27s

S15 Ep3: My Aunt and the Hitman, The Motive

In this episode there are more shocks for our family as the truth about Sharon’s marriage to George are revealed. And the relentless police interviews with George finally start to unravel the truth.Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/12/2220m 3s

S15 Ep2: My Aunt and the Hitman, My Aunt Sharon

As the investigation into the murder of my aunt, Sharon Birchwood, continued it became clear that she wasn’t killed on the 7th of December 2007 after all. But in a hoarders home, with piles and drawers full of paperwork, will the police find the evidence that they need to get to the truth?Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠.Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠.Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/12/2219m 14s

S15 Ep1: My Aunt and the Hitman, Beyond the Grave

"Are you hoping I die so that you can use the insurance money to sort out your mess"? These words were found on a scrap of paper in the home of my Aunt, Sharon Birchwood, following her murder in December 2007.But who had murdered my aunt, and why?The investigation begins.Written and Narrated by Foul Play's crime writer Wendy Cee. ‌Voiceover help from Trevin @ Live Laugh Larceny PodcastFind us online.Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook.You can find Shane's history podcast Hometown History here.Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/12/2219m 20s

S2 Ep86: Sister Cathy, Uniting for Survivors - The Battle for Transparency

Gemma and survivor Donna find themselves at the forefront of a critical moment in the fight against clergy abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This episode captures the essence of a pivotal press conference where SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), their attorneys, Gemma, and Donna unite to advocate for the full disclosure of a comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church.The episode delves into the context of this significant legal and moral battle. The Maryland Attorney General's 456-page report, the culmination of an extensive investigation, documents the abuse of over 600 victims at the hands of 158 Catholic priests within the Archdiocese of Baltimore (AOB). Attorney General Brian Frosh has handed over this report to the courts, advocating for its public release and highlighting numerous attempts by the Archdiocese to cover up the abuse.Gemma and Donna, alongside other survivors like Jean and Teresa, are not just passive observers but active participants in this process, having filed with the court to ensure their voices are heard. The episode explores their motivations, the emotional weight of their advocacy, and the importance of this report in acknowledging and addressing the systemic failures that allowed such abuse to continue unchecked.Listeners are taken behind the scenes of the press conference, hearing firsthand the impassioned pleas for transparency and justice. The episode also critically examines the Archdiocese of Baltimore's stance on the matter, particularly in light of their financial support for an anonymous group seeking to prevent the report's release.This episode of Foul Play is a rallying cry for accountability, a spotlight on the courage of survivors, and a call to action for listeners to engage with this ongoing struggle. For more information and to join the conversation, visit itsfoulplay.com. "Uniting for Survivors – The Battle for Transparency" is not just an episode; it's a testament to the power of collective voices demanding change and the ongoing pursuit of truth and healing in the aftermath of profound betrayal.Find us ⁠online.⁠Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/12/2248m 12s

S2 Ep85: Sister Cathy, Transparency and Accountability at the Archdiocese of Baltimore

The Maryland Attorney General investigation into the sexual abuse of children by clergy in the Archdiocese of Baltimore (AOB) has concluded. The 456-page report details the sexual abuse of more than 600 victims at the hands of 158 Catholic Priests that were part of the AOB. Attorney General Brian Frosh has turned his report over to the courts and has asked the court to release it to the public saying his investigation uncovered many attempts of coverups of priests abusing children by those in the Archdiocese. While Shane travels to Baltimore to do some podcasting with Gemma, he stops at a hotel in Pittsburg and records this phone conversation with Teresa Lancaster about the conclusion of the report and where we are now... as well as a mysterious group of individuals who have come forward to oppose the report being released. Concluding the episode is Jean Wehner at the SNAP press conference after news of the report being finished. Find us online.Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook.Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here.Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/11/2226m 16s

S14 Ep4: Secrets of Nell Cropsey

Murder of Nell Crosey: 30 Years LaterOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/11/227m 45s

S14 Ep3: Secrets of Nell Cropsey

Jim Wilcox is granted retrial in murder of Nell Cropsey Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/11/229m 18s

S14 Ep2: Secrets of Nell Cropsey

Nell Cropsey was missing, and fingers were quickly pointed at Jim Wilcox. He was the last person to see her, so it would make sense. But things are never that clear-cut. The following day, Jim appeared in front of the Mayor, but with no solid evidence. Jim was free to go, but with a catch, he was required to see the Mayor every day at 12 until told otherwise. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/11/228m 57s

S14 Ep1: Secrets of Nell Cropsey

There is a house in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Its Queen Anne style Frame sits on Riverside Ave near the Pasquotank river. It stands two stories high, with green and white siding and trim. This house, like so many, holds a dark history. Onlookers of the house claim to see a ghostly figure standing in front of a window of the second story. A young girl, taken before she could truly live life. A girl who has a secret. Her name is Nell Cropsey, and the town still talks about her story to this day. But no-one truly knows what happened to Nell. The best we can do for her is to tell her story. The good, the bad, and the dark. Joining Shane to host this season is Justin Evans from Generation Why and The Peripheral. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Are you obsessed with true crime and rotten people? If you have a favorite unsolved murder and you’re a crime junkie with a slight morbid since of curiosity you’re in the right place. If you can’t get enough Dateline or 20/20 and you don’t quite trust going out alone in your own back yard because people are shady - yeah me too! Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/11/2214m 19s

S2 Ep84: Sister Cathy, The Truth in the Machine - Understanding Polygraphs

Shane and Gemma elcomes a distinguished guest, William Ortiz, a retired FBI Special Agent and Marine Corps veteran. With his extensive experience in law enforcement and as the founder of Ortsec, a polygraph service company, William brings invaluable insight into the world of polygraph examinations.In this episode, Shane and Gemma delve into the fascinating realm of lie detectors with William, exploring the intricacies of how these machines work and their role in both law enforcement and broader investigative contexts. The conversation begins with a historical overview of polygraph technology, tracing its evolution and the principles that govern its operation.William demystifies the process of a polygraph test, explaining the physiological responses it measures, such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and skin conductivity. He sheds light on the interpretation of these responses and how they are used to assess the veracity of a subject's statements.A key part of the discussion revolves around the common question: Can people trick a polygraph? William addresses this query with a blend of scientific understanding and practical experience, discussing the capabilities and limitations of polygraphs in detecting deception. He also touches on the controversies surrounding the use of polygraphs, their admissibility in court, and their reliability as tools for uncovering the truth.Listeners are invited to deepen their understanding of this intriguing aspect of criminal investigation at itsfoulplay.com. "The Truth in the Machine – Understanding Polygraphs" is not just an episode about a technological tool; it's a journey into the complexities of human psychology, deception, and the quest for truth. Join Shane, Gemma, and William Ortiz as they unravel the mysteries of polygraph examinations and their place in the modern investigative landscape.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/10/2244m 12s

The Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 2

…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Foul Play. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might want to ask yourself…can you really handle this much murder and mayhem? So, pull up to the fire and brace yourself for ‘A Nightmare Before Halloween’ …but be warned… …bad things happen in these woods…. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 2 Episode: - True Crime Island [https://tinyurl.com/y6kk2npj] - Based on a True Story [https://tinyurl.com/37axzn5z] - The Asian Madness Podcast [https://tinyurl.com/yckkxbjn] - Sistas Who Kill [https://linktr.ee/Sistas.Who.Kill.Podcast] - Hometown History [https://link.chtbl.com/hometownhistory] - Coffee and Cases [https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases] - Military Murder [https://tinyurl.com/yc5fxjyh] - Dystopian Simulation Radio [https://tinyurl.com/khpw786w] - Cults, Crimes & Cabernet [https://linktr.ee/cultscrimesandcabernet] - Morbidology [https://tinyurl.com/mshyvxyt] - Dark Pountine [https://tinyurl.com/ycydanm9] - Hillbilly Horror Stories [https://tinyurl.com/567vxrkz] - True Consequences [https://tinyurl.com/39fpfv3h] - Gone Cold [https://tinyurl.com/ytzxudt8] - Crime Stories with Nancy Grace & Crime Online [https://tinyurl.com/3dxp47wf] - True Crime IRL & True Crime Sleep Stories [https://tinyurl.com/ykzwmnxr] In the last Part 1 Episode: - Foul Play: Crime Series [https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay] - Murder She Told [https://tinyurl.com/55473exk] - Crime Salad [https://tinyurl.com/4pbtdtpc] - Crimelines [https://linktr.ee/crimelines] - Frightful [https://link.chtbl.com/frightful] - Reverie True Crime [https://linktr.ee/paigeelmore] - Rotten to the Core [https://link.chtbl.com/Rotten] - The Trail Went Cold [https://tinyurl.com/2zydj3y] - Once Upon A Crime [https://www.truecrimepodcast.com] - Criminology [https://tinyurl.com/yvuu9u8d] - The Peripheral & Generation Why [https://link.chtbl.com/ThePeripheral] - Live, Laugh, Larceny [https://linktr.ee/Live.Laugh.Larceny.Podcast] - The Hidden Staircase [https://link.chtbl.com/TheHiddenStaircase] - True Crime Cases with Lanie & It's Haunted...What Now? [https://linktr.ee/LanieHobbs] - Obscura: A True Crime Podcast & Disaster [https://link.chtbl.com/obscura] Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Are you obsessed with true crime and rotten people? If you have a favorite murder and you’re a crime junkie with a slight morbid since of curiosity you’re in the right place. If you can’t get enough Dateline or 20/20 and you don’t quite trust going out alone in your own back yard because people are shady - yeah me too! And if you also enjoy listening to Generation Why, True Crime Garage, The Vanished, My Favorite Murder or basically any podcast about unsolved cases and mysteries - well you’ll probably enjoy this one!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/10/222h 19m

The Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 1

…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might want to ask yourself…can you really handle this much murder and mayhem? So, pull up to the fire and brace yourself for ‘A Nightmare Before Halloween’ …but be warned… …bad things happen in these woods…. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 1 Episode: - Foul Play: Crime Series [https://link.chtbl.com/foulplay] - Murder She Told [https://tinyurl.com/55473exk] - Crime Salad [https://tinyurl.com/4pbtdtpc] - Crimelines [https://linktr.ee/crimelines] - Frightful [https://link.chtbl.com/frightful] - Reverie True Crime [https://linktr.ee/paigeelmore] - Rotten to the Core [https://link.chtbl.com/Rotten] - The Trail Went Cold [https://tinyurl.com/2zydj3y] - Once Upon A Crime [https://www.truecrimepodcast.com] - Criminology [https://tinyurl.com/yvuu9u8d] - The Peripheral & Generation Why [https://link.chtbl.com/ThePeripheral] - Live, Laugh, Larceny [https://linktr.ee/Live.Laugh.Larceny.Podcast] - The Hidden Staircase [https://link.chtbl.com/TheHiddenStaircase] - True Crime Cases with Lanie & It's Haunted...What Now? [https://linktr.ee/LanieHobbs] - Obscura: A True Crime Podcast & Disaster [https://link.chtbl.com/obscura] In the next Part 2 Episode: - True Crime Island [https://tinyurl.com/y6kk2npj] - Based on a True Story [https://tinyurl.com/37axzn5z] - The Asian Madness Podcast [https://tinyurl.com/yckkxbjn] - Sistas Who Kill [https://linktr.ee/Sistas.Who.Kill.Podcast] - Hometown History [https://link.chtbl.com/hometownhistory] - Coffee and Cases [https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases] - Military Murder [https://tinyurl.com/yc5fxjyh] - Dystopian Simulation Radio [https://tinyurl.com/khpw786w] - Cults, Crimes & Cabernet [https://linktr.ee/cultscrimesandcabernet] - Morbidology [https://tinyurl.com/mshyvxyt] - Dark Pountine [https://tinyurl.com/ycydanm9] - Hillbilly Horror Stories [https://tinyurl.com/567vxrkz] - True Consequences [https://tinyurl.com/39fpfv3h] - Gone Cold [https://tinyurl.com/ytzxudt8] - Crime Stories with Nancy Grace & Crime Online [https://tinyurl.com/3dxp47wf] - True Crime IRL & True Crime Sleep Stories [https://tinyurl.com/ykzwmnxr] Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Are you obsessed with true crime and rotten people? If you have a favorite murder and you’re a crime junkie with a slight morbid since of curiosity you’re in the right place. If you can’t get enough Dateline or 20/20 and you don’t quite trust going out alone in your own back yard because people are shady - yeah me too! And if you also enjoy listening to Generation Why, True Crime Garage, The Vanished, My Favorite Murder or basically any podcast about unsolved cases and mysteries - well you’ll probably enjoy this one!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/10/222h 22m

S13 Ep5: Acquittal of Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden was an American woman tried and acquitted of the August 4, 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. No one else was charged in the murders, and despite ostracism from other residents, Borden spent the remainder of her life in Fall River. She died of pneumonia at age 66, just days before the death of her older sister, Emma. The Borden murders and trial received widespread publicity throughout the United States, and along with Borden herself, they remain a topic in American popular culture to the present day. They have been depicted in numerous films, theatrical productions, literary works, and folk rhymes and are still very well-known in the Fall River area. Join Shane as he breaks down the crimes behind the Borden murders in this crime series. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/10/2213m 33s

S13 Ep4: Acquittal of Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden was an American woman tried and acquitted of the August 4, 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. No one else was charged in the murders, and despite ostracism from other residents, Borden spent the remainder of her life in Fall River. She died of pneumonia at age 66, just days before the death of her older sister, Emma. The Borden murders and trial received widespread publicity throughout the United States, and along with Borden herself, they remain a topic in American popular culture to the present day. They have been depicted in numerous films, theatrical productions, literary works, and folk rhymes and are still very well-known in the Fall River area. Join Shane as he breaks down the crimes behind the Borden murders in this crime series. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/10/2210m 38s

S13 Ep3: Acquittal of Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden was an American woman tried and acquitted of the August 4, 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. No one else was charged in the murders, and despite ostracism from other residents, Borden spent the remainder of her life in Fall River. She died of pneumonia at age 66, just days before the death of her older sister, Emma. The Borden murders and trial received widespread publicity throughout the United States, and along with Borden herself, they remain a topic in American popular culture to the present day. They have been depicted in numerous films, theatrical productions, literary works, and folk rhymes and are still very well-known in the Fall River area. Join Shane as he breaks down the crimes behind the Borden murders in this crime series. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/10/2211m 11s

S13 Ep2: Acquittal of Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden was an American woman tried and acquitted of the August 4, 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. No one else was charged in the murders, and despite ostracism from other residents, Borden spent the remainder of her life in Fall River. She died of pneumonia at age 66, just days before the death of her older sister, Emma. The Borden murders and trial received widespread publicity throughout the United States, and along with Borden herself, they remain a topic in American popular culture to the present day. They have been depicted in numerous films, theatrical productions, literary works, and folk rhymes and are still very well-known in the Fall River area. Join Shane as he breaks down the crimes behind the Borden murders in this crime series. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/10/2211m 4s

S13 Ep1: Acquittal of Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden was an American woman tried and acquitted of the August 4, 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. No one else was charged in the murders, and despite ostracism from other residents, Borden spent the remainder of her life in Fall River. She died of pneumonia at age 66, just days before the death of her older sister, Emma. The Borden murders and trial received widespread publicity throughout the United States, and along with Borden herself, they remain a topic in American popular culture to the present day. They have been depicted in numerous films, theatrical productions, literary works, and folk rhymes and are still very well-known in the Fall River area. Join Shane as he breaks down the crimes behind the Borden murders in this crime series. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/09/2214m 19s

S2 Ep83: Sister Cathy, Teresa & Jean - the Courts, the Church and the Cops, Part 2

Shane and Gemma sit down with Jean and Teresa from Netflix's The Keepers to discuss the courts, the church, and the cops. If you are curious what the status of the 4 year Maryland attorney general investigation into Clergy abuse is then you have come to the right place.Join Shane Waters and The Keepers' Gemma Hoskins in this series, along with many of the women and men featured in the the Netflix series. This is an ongoing series.Find us online.Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook.Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here.Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here.You can find Jean's books here: https://jeanwehnercoach.com/books/You can find Teresa's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Safe-Socks-Memoir-Teresa-Lancaster/dp/B09CBBGKB2Are you obsessed with true crime and rotten people? If you have a favorite murder and you’re a crime junkie with a slight morbid since of curiosity you’re in the right place. If you can’t get enough Dateline or 20/20 and you don’t quite trust going out alone in your own back yard because people are shady - yeah me too! And if you also enjoy listening to Generation Why, True Crime Garage, The Vanished, My Favorite Murder or basically any podcast about unsolved cases and mysteries - well you’ll probably enjoy this one!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/09/2245m 35s

S2 Ep82: Sister Cathy, Teresa & Jean - the Courts, the Church and the Cops, Part 1

Shane and Gemma sit down with Jean and Teresa from Netflix's The Keepers to discuss the courts, the church, and the cops. If you are curious what the status of the 4 year Maryland attorney general investigation into Clergy abuse is then you have come to the right place.Jean and Teresa are inviting you to stand up for truth, and support them and all survivors of child sexual abuse, by using your voice, making noise, sending e-mails and sharing their conversation to demand accountability and serious change. You can find Jean's books here: https://jeanwehnercoach.com/books/You can find Teresa's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Safe-Socks-Memoir-Teresa-Lancaster/dp/B09CBBGKB2Find us online.Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook.Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here.Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/09/2253m 15s

S12 Ep4: Unsolved Murder of Hazel Drew

More than a century ago, the body of 20 year old Hazel Drew was found floating in Teal's Pond near the bottom of Taborton Mountain in Sand Lake, New York. An autopsy found that she'd died of blunt head trauma to the back of her head prior to ending up in the pond. Her death was labeled a murder. In the weeks that followed the discovery of her body, many suspects were investigated including among others: her recently widowed, and suicidal, uncle William Taylor who lived nearby; a simple-minded 17 year old farm hand named Frank Smith, who fancied Hazel and his friend Rudolph Gunderman, a charcoal peddler, the two of whom had seen her along Taborton Road, near the pond, shortly before she died; and a pair of unknown men seen by a couple driving by, about the time the murder was supposed to have taken place, at the scene - one waiting in a horse drawn runabout, and the other beating around in the bushes near the pond, as if looking for something! What made Hazel's murder all the more mysterious, was that only a few days prior to it, she'd suddenly, and unexpectedly left her job as a domestic at the home of Professor E.R. Cary in Troy, and nobody knew what her intentions were. Also her luggage had been left - checked at the train station. In the end, all the leads the investigators had ran out. Nobody was ever arrested or charged with the murder, and to this day - Hazel Drew's murder remains unsolved! Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/09/227m 14s

S12 Ep3: Unsolved Murder of Hazel Drew

More than a century ago, the body of 20 year old Hazel Drew was found floating in Teal's Pond near the bottom of Taborton Mountain in Sand Lake, New York. An autopsy found that she'd died of blunt head trauma to the back of her head prior to ending up in the pond. Her death was labeled a murder. In the weeks that followed the discovery of her body, many suspects were investigated including among others: her recently widowed, and suicidal, uncle William Taylor who lived nearby; a simple-minded 17 year old farm hand named Frank Smith, who fancied Hazel and his friend Rudolph Gunderman, a charcoal peddler, the two of whom had seen her along Taborton Road, near the pond, shortly before she died; and a pair of unknown men seen by a couple driving by, about the time the murder was supposed to have taken place, at the scene - one waiting in a horse drawn runabout, and the other beating around in the bushes near the pond, as if looking for something! What made Hazel's murder all the more mysterious, was that only a few days prior to it, she'd suddenly, and unexpectedly left her job as a domestic at the home of Professor E.R. Cary in Troy, and nobody knew what her intentions were. Also her luggage had been left - checked at the train station. In the end, all the leads the investigators had ran out. Nobody was ever arrested or charged with the murder, and to this day - Hazel Drew's murder remains unsolved! Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/09/228m 53s

S12 Ep2: Unsolved Murder of Hazel Drew

More than a century ago, the body of 20 year old Hazel Drew was found floating in Teal's Pond near the bottom of Taborton Mountain in Sand Lake, New York. An autopsy found that she'd died of blunt head trauma to the back of her head prior to ending up in the pond. Her death was labeled a murder. In the weeks that followed the discovery of her body, many suspects were investigated including among others: her recently widowed, and suicidal, uncle William Taylor who lived nearby; a simple-minded 17 year old farm hand named Frank Smith, who fancied Hazel and his friend Rudolph Gunderman, a charcoal peddler, the two of whom had seen her along Taborton Road, near the pond, shortly before she died; and a pair of unknown men seen by a couple driving by, about the time the murder was supposed to have taken place, at the scene - one waiting in a horse drawn runabout, and the other beating around in the bushes near the pond, as if looking for something! What made Hazel's murder all the more mysterious, was that only a few days prior to it, she'd suddenly, and unexpectedly left her job as a domestic at the home of Professor E.R. Cary in Troy, and nobody knew what her intentions were. Also her luggage had been left - checked at the train station. In the end, all the leads the investigators had ran out. Nobody was ever arrested or charged with the murder, and to this day - Hazel Drew's murder remains unsolved! Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/09/227m 28s

S12 Ep1: Unsolved Murder of Hazel Drew

More than a century ago, the body of 20 year old Hazel Drew was found floating in Teal's Pond near the bottom of Taborton Mountain in Sand Lake, New York. An autopsy found that she'd died of blunt head trauma to the back of her head prior to ending up in the pond. Her death was labeled a murder. In the weeks that followed the discovery of her body, many suspects were investigated including among others: her recently widowed, and suicidal, uncle William Taylor who lived nearby; a simple-minded 17 year old farm hand named Frank Smith, who fancied Hazel and his friend Rudolph Gunderman, a charcoal peddler, the two of whom had seen her along Taborton Road, near the pond, shortly before she died; and a pair of unknown men seen by a couple driving by, about the time the murder was supposed to have taken place, at the scene - one waiting in a horse drawn runabout, and the other beating around in the bushes near the pond, as if looking for something! What made Hazel's murder all the more mysterious, was that only a few days prior to it, she'd suddenly, and unexpectedly left her job as a domestic at the home of Professor E.R. Cary in Troy, and nobody knew what her intentions were. Also her luggage had been left - checked at the train station. In the end, all the leads the investigators had ran out. Nobody was ever arrested or charged with the murder, and to this day - Hazel Drew's murder remains unsolved! Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
31/08/228m 9s

S11 Ep4: Dance of Lies

The interview room was eerily silent, Marshall had just admitted to decapitating and dismembering the body of Anna May Dietrich. He didn’t kill her; he was adamant about that. But if the discovery of a body was found in his office. His reputation, his family’s reputation, would be tarnished. He did the only thing he thought he could do. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/08/229m 50s

S11 Ep3: Dance of Lies

The murder of Anna May Dietrich was one of the most gruesome cases Philadelphia had seen in a long time. With what police had learned about Anna’s life, they were baffled. Who would murder a woman who by all accounts was a sweet, and caring woman? When police made the discovery of her head, they noticed something was missing… Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/08/229m 42s

S11 Ep2: Dance of Lies

When we ended the last episode, we left off where the discovery of a dismembered body was identified as Anna May Dietrich, although it wasn’t 100% certain, everything she was wearing matched with what Anna was wearing the day she was last seen. Today, we will learn more about Anna, how her friends and family knew her. But did they know her completely? Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/07/2210m 52s

S11 Ep1: Dance of Lies

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, city of Brotherly love and Sisterly affection. A city full of history, home of the liberty bell, the signing of the Declaration of independence, and the location of execution for the notorious murderer H. H. Holmes. But we are not here to discuss the gruesome crimes of H. H. In this series, we will be talking about the death of Anna May Dietrich, a 35-year-old Milliner. A woman who wanted love, a love that ultimately resulted in her death. Find us ⁠⁠online.⁠⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠⁠. Follow us on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠, ⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠. Join ⁠⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠⁠. Hosted by ⁠⁠Shane Waters⁠⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠⁠Mystery Inc⁠⁠, or his history podcast ⁠⁠Hometown History⁠⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/07/2211m 6s

S2 Ep81: Sister Cathy, Walking with Aletheia

Shane and Gemma are honored to host Jean Wehner, a key figure from the documentary "The Keepers," along with her brother. This episode offers a deep dive into Jean's newly published book, "Walking with Aletheia," a memoir that chronicles her journey of discovery, healing, and truth.Jean Wehner, whose story of resilience and courage captivated audiences in "The Keepers," shares the essence of her book, providing listeners with an intimate look at her experiences, struggles, and triumphs. "Walking with Aletheia" is more than a memoir; it's a testament to the power of speaking one's truth and the transformative journey of healing from trauma. Jean discusses the process of writing her book, the challenges she faced in revisiting her past, and the liberation she found in narrating her own story.Her brother joins the conversation, offering his perspective on Jean's journey and the impact of her revelations on their family. He provides insights into the supportive role of family in the healing process and the importance of solidarity when confronting past traumas.Shane and Gemma navigate this profound dialogue with empathy and respect, exploring the themes of memory, truth, and the long road to recovery. The discussion also touches on the broader implications of Jean's story for survivors of abuse and the vital role of storytelling in the quest for justice and understanding.Listeners are invited to delve into Jean's compelling narrative and find support in the community at itsfoulplay.com. This episode is not just an episode of a podcast; it's a journey alongside a remarkable individual who has transformed her personal tragedy into a beacon of hope and empowerment for others. Join us as we walk with Aletheia, embracing the courage to confront the past and the strength to forge a path towards healing and truth.Visit Jean's Website: jeanwehnercoach.com Find Jean's Books: https://jeanwehnercoach.com/books/Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/06/2253m 34s

S10 Ep4: Making a Predator

How did your family react to the video and the fallout from the sting at the movie theater? My dad really, really didn't really say a whole lot. He was just, I could see it in his face he was pretty stressed out, but just like me take things into. My mom is also not the type of person to basically lash out, but super understanding. So when I first brought all of this to them, she was didn't completely, fully understand the magnitude of what was actually going on. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Are you obsessed with true crime and rotten people? If you have a favorite murder and you’re a crime junkie with a slight morbid since of curiosity you’re in the right place. If you can’t get enough Dateline or 20/20 and you don’t quite trust going out alone in your own back yard because people are shady - yeah me too! And if you also enjoy listening to Generation Why, True Crime Garage, The Vanished, My Favorite Murder or basically any podcast about unsolved cases and mysteries - well you’ll probably enjoy this one!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/06/2226m 14s

S10 Ep3: Making a Predator

Last episode, we learned that the men at the theater waiting for Brent were his former roommates, Sean (bleep) and Jacob (bleep). Not only were they former roommates, but they were also fellow Ball State students in the music department. The three men lived together for a year and a half, from the summer of 2009 to the fall of 2010. Visit us online at itsfoulplay.com Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/06/2221m 41s

S10 Ep2: Making a Predator

The last time we saw Brent, he was at the AMC IMAX theater, on the east side of Noblesville, Indiana. A sophomore at Ball State University, Brent had arranged to meet an underaged girl in for a movie that afternoon. But rather than the pretty blonde teenager he’d been communicating with over the last six months, he was met by two men with video cameras. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/06/2219m 51s

S10 Ep1: Making a Predator

Our story begins with a man walking into a movie theater in Noblesville, Indiana – 22-year-old Brent Allred. Brent is shy, self-effacing, and junior at nearby Ball State University. He’s meeting a woman here, or rather a girl, for the very first time. They’ve been talking for six months now, and today he’s wearing the appropriate amount of overpriced cologne, a button-down shirt, black leather shoes, and he’s holding a pair of movie tickets for the two of them that he bought in advance for this day. **Trigger warning, this episode discusses a relationship with an underage girl** Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/05/2217m 57s

S9 Ep6: Serial Killer H.H. Holmes

I have so many questions about Holmes and we are sure you do too, so in this episode we will be answering some of them. Let’s start with Why Did Holmes Kill Pitezel? Holmes had written to Mrs Pitezel from prison just before she was released and the letter included the phrase [quote] we never quarreled [end quote] Well, this is Holmes we are talking about, so it won’t come as any surprise I am sure, that what he wrote was pure fiction. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/05/2224m 25s

S9 Ep5: Serial Killer H.H. Holmes

Holmes was sentenced to hanging for the murder of Benjamin F Pitezel on May 7th 1986, when he was aged just 34 years old. While there was a lot of circumstantial evidence that he also murdered Alice, Nellie and Howard Pitezel, and there were suspicions surrounding many others, he was never tried for them. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/05/2216m 44s

S9 Ep4: Serial Killer H.H. Holmes

Of course, nobody in the District Attorney’s office believed a word that came out of Holmes mouth, so the investigation to find the children continued in earnest. It was going to be like finding a needle in a haystack, but they were determined. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/05/2220m 17s

S9 Ep3: Serial Killer H.H. Holmes

Frank Geyer, started his career with the City of Philadelphia Police Department on 6 May 1876 as a patrolman. In January 1888 he was promoted to detective and in 1894 was assigned a new case, involving suspected insurance fraud by H H Holmes. This should have been a straight forward case, but as Geyer scratched the surface, he uncovered a lot more than he bargained for.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/04/2218m 15s

S9 Ep2: Serial Killer H.H. Holmes

Holmes settled in comfortably in Chicago, he was well liked, he was charismatic, intelligent and fun to be around, nobody had a bad word to say about him. He worked hard and saved his money, his family was an inconvenience and he sent very little back to his wife Clara and their son Robert. In 1887, 2 years after arriving in Chicago Holmes bought the empty lot across the road from the drugstore that he worked at. Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/04/2219m 9s

S9 Ep1: Serial Killer H.H. Holmes

Just a month after the beginning of the American Civil War, on May 16th, 1861, arguably the world's most infamous serial killer was born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. In this episode Shane explores the early life of Herman Webster Mudgett, also known as H. H. Holmes, to discover if there are any clues that could hint to the monster her is rumored to become in Chicago during the World's Fair. Join Shane as he explores the life and crimes of the infamous H. H. Holmes on this season of Foul Play. Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/04/2219m 45s

One-Off: Vanished in the Night - The Mitrice Richardson Mystery

In this perplexing one-off episode we delve into the enigmatic and unresolved case of Mitrice Richardson, a young woman whose disappearance continues to haunt the corridors of unsolved mysteries. The year was 2009, and the setting, a seemingly ordinary night at the Lost Hills Police Station. But what transpired would soon ripple through the annals of true crime history. Mitrice Richardson, a vibrant and promising individual, exited the police station into the darkness of the night, only to vanish without a trace. More than a decade has elapsed since that fateful night, yet the circumstances surrounding her disappearance remain shrouded in uncertainty and speculation.In this episode, we retrace Mitrice's steps, exploring every angle and lead that emerged in the wake of her disappearance. We dive deep into the investigation, scrutinizing the actions of the police, the involvement of the community, and the agony of a family left without answers. Join us as we piece together the fragmented clues of this baffling case. From the initial missing person's report to the discovery of clues that only deepened the mystery, we examine the twists and turns that have kept this case in the public consciousness. Tune in to "Foul Play: Crime Series" for a thought-provoking exploration of The Bizarre Case of Mitrice Richardson. It's a journey through the unknown, a quest for truth in a case that defies explanation, and a reminder of the fragility of our very existence.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
06/04/2216m 48s

S8 Ep3: Unsolved Murder of Beverly Jarosz

(Part 3) I’ve been receiving requests from some of you to release the three podcasts I created years ago on the 1964 unsolved murder of Beverly Jarosz. These 3 episodes were early in the podcast, and it was under the name American Crimecast. You will hear interviews from Beverly’s sister Carol along with her mother Eleanor. I am very saddened to share that Eleanor has since passed away. On the 52nd Anniversary of Beverly Jarosz's 1964 Garfield Heights, Ohio Murder - we interview the Lead Detective in Beverly's case. GHPD Detective Carl Biecki provides an insight on the case, discussing avenues explored in 1952, 2003, and today. Together with case-expert Diane McClellan and Detective Carl Biecki we further explore our leading suspect Harry Joseph Madol. Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/04/2247m 51s

S8 Ep2: Unsolved Murder of Beverly Jarosz

(Part 2) I’ve been receiving requests from some of you to release the three podcasts I created years ago on the 1964 unsolved murder of Beverly Jarosz. These 3 episodes were released when the podcast was still called American Crimecast. You will hear interviews from Beverly’s sister Carol along with her mother Eleanor. I am very saddened to share that Eleanor has since passed away. Beverly Jarosz was slain in her Garfield Heights, Ohio home on December 28th, 1964. An unknown person made the decision to end this 16 year old's life by strangling her with a rope, and viciously stabbing her 42 times. On this Part 2 episode we will be speaking with an expert and discussing who we feel may have murdered Beverly.  Our #1 Suspect: Harry Joseph Madol. Several reasons and the history of Madol is revealed in this episode.  Featuring a reading of a Medium who lead us to find Madol as our primary suspect. Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/04/2236m 57s

S8 Ep1: Unsolved Murder of Beverly Jarosz

(Part 1) I’ve been receiving requests from some of you to release the three podcasts I created years ago on the 1964 unsolved murder of Beverly Jarosz. These 3 episodes were among early in the podcast, and it was under the name American Crimecast. You will hear interviews from Beverly’s sister Carol along with her mother Eleanor. I am very saddened to share that Eleanor has since passed away. On December 28th, 1964, sixteen year old high school junior Beverly Jarosz was slain in her home in Garfield Heights, Ohio.  Almost 52 years later we sat down with her family. This is her story. Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠. Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠! Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/04/2256m 5s

One-Off: The Deceptive Facade - The Kristie and David Evans Saga

In this captivating one-off episode we delve into the intricate and tumultuous life of Kristie Evans. This tale, rooted in the small town of Roland, Oklahoma, is a riveting narrative of lust, despair, and illusion, interwoven with the complexities of human emotion and deception.Join us as we trace the beginnings of Kristie Dawnelle Evans, born in 1974 into the simplicity of small-town life. We explore how her path crossed with David Evans, a seemingly nonchalant senior with a magnetic allure. Their story, far from a fairytale romance, is marked by an age-induced chasm and a gradual gravitation towards one another. By 1991, a 17-year-old Kristie found herself entwined with David, setting the stage for a relationship that would later unfold into a saga of deceptive fronts.This episode unravels the layers behind their relationship, examining the dynamics that led to a web of deceit and betrayal. As we navigate through their journey, we shed light on the hidden facets of their lives, revealing a story that goes beyond the surface of a small-town romance. Tune in to "Foul Play: Crime Series" for a deep dive into the world of Kristie and David Evans, where appearances are deceptive, and the truth is as compelling as it is complex.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/03/2216m 59s

One-Off: The Norman Rockwell Nightmare - The Ann and Anthony Anastasi Story

In this chilling one-off episode we peel back the layers of a story that distorts the idyllic image of American family life into a harrowing tale of jealousy, rage, and murder. This is the story of Ann and Anthony Anastasi, a couple whose life together began in a seemingly picture-perfect manner but descended into darkness.Embark with us on a journey into the lives of Ann Marie Anastasi and Anthony Anastasi. Ann, born around 1973, was the epitome of a traditional young woman in Maryland, with a background shrouded in mystery. Anthony, born approximately in 1975, also remains an enigmatic figure from Maryland, whose life took a significant turn when he fell in love with and married Ann.Our narrative picks up in the midst of their marriage. The Anastasis, having moved from Maryland to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, for Anthony's role as a volunteer youth hockey coach, found themselves managing the complexities of a large family with five children. This episode delves into the depths of their relationship, exploring how a marriage that seemed to embody the American dream spiraled into a living nightmare.Join us as we uncover the truth behind the facade of a happy family. We investigate the intricate details of their lives, the hidden tensions, and the shocking events that led to a tragic end. This episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series" promises to be a gripping exploration of the thin line between love and hate, and how quickly a seemingly perfect life can unravel into chaos. Tune in for a story that challenges the very notion of the 'perfect American family.'Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/03/2218m 19s

S2 Ep80: Sister Cathy, Safe in Socks - Teresa Lancaster's Journey

The 80th episode of our series on Sister Cathy, features a profound discussion with Teresa Lancaster, a pivotal figure from the documentary series "The Keepers." Teresa courageously shares her harrowing experiences of abuse within the Catholic Church and her relentless pursuit of justice. In this episode, Teresa delves into her book "Safe N Socks," a poignant narrative that chronicles her personal story and sheds light on the systemic issue of abuse in the church. She speaks candidly about the challenges she faced in coming forward, the legal battles she navigated, and the healing process that followed. Her account is a stark reminder of the pervasive and often concealed nature of such abuse, as well as the resilience required to confront it.Annette, Teresa's daughter, joins the conversation, offering a unique perspective on her collaboration with her mother on the book. She reflects on the impact the book has had on survivors and their families, underscoring the importance of giving voice to those who have suffered in silence. Annette's insights highlight the generational effects of trauma and the vital role of family support in the journey towards healing.Throughout the episode, Shane and Gemma facilitate a sensitive yet powerful dialogue that emphasizes the necessity of speaking out against childhood sexual abuse. They discuss the broader implications of Teresa's story, the ongoing fight for accountability within the church, and the importance of providing a platform for survivors to share their experiences.Listeners are encouraged to engage with this crucial conversation at itsfoulplay.com, where the community continues to advocate for awareness and support for survivors. "Safe in Socks – Teresa Lancaster's Journey" is not just an episode about the past; it is a call to action, a beacon of hope, and a testament to the power of resilience and advocacy in the face of adversity. Join us in honoring Teresa's courage and amplifying the voices of all those affected by childhood sexual abuse.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/03/2228m 16s

One-Off: [High School Podcast] Murderous Soul

A few months ago, Shane received an email from a high school teacher in Hartwell, Georgia, named Leanne. Leanne explained that she was using true crime to teach a Freshman and Sophomore course in World Literature in a very out-of-the-box way. She was requiring her students to investigate an unsolved local case and develop a podcast episode presenting their findings. In her email she explained she learned of Shane from his work with another high school teacher, Alex from Elizabethton, Tennessee, on the Redhead Murders case. She asked for any advice he could throw her way. Shane responded immediately, saying he and our audio engineer would travel the 11 hours down to Hartwell, Georgia from the studio in Wabash, Indiana, to help teach her students how to create a true crime podcast.Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/03/2212m 31s

S7 Ep3: Suffolk Strangler

(Part 3) In late 2006 a small town in the East of the United Kingdom was shaken by a killing spree of 5 women, over a very short 6 week period. Ipswich, a tranquil, historic town in the county of Suffolk in England is now a thriving tourist hotspot, with a waterfront location. The town is has many lovely bars and restaurants surrounding it’s historic docks. Back in 2006, like most towns, Ipswich had its fair share of issues, including a thriving sex worker industry, based in the red light district in London Road. In fact, the problem was so bad, that the London Road area of Ipswich was actually a no go zone for local residents. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Episode Sponsors: - Catalinacrunch.com/FOULPLAY for 15% off your first order—plus FREE shipping. - Solve the case of your next favorite spring shoe with Rothy’s. Plus, get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/FOULPLAYOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/03/2223m 54s

S7 Ep2: Suffolk Strangler

(Part 2) In late 2006 a small town in the East of the United Kingdom was shaken by a killing spree of 5 women, over a very short 6 week period. Ipswich, a tranquil, historic town in the county of Suffolk in England is now a thriving tourist hotspot, with a waterfront location. The town is has many lovely bars and restaurants surrounding it’s historic docks. Back in 2006, like most towns, Ipswich had its fair share of issues, including a thriving sex worker industry, based in the red light district in London Road. In fact, the problem was so bad, that the London Road area of Ipswich was actually a no go zone for local residents. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/02/2220m 45s

S7 Ep1: Suffolk Strangler

(Part 1) In late 2006 a small town in the East of the United Kingdom was shaken by a killing spree of 5 women, over a very short 6 week period. Ipswich, a tranquil, historic town in the county of Suffolk in England is now a thriving tourist hotspot, with a waterfront location. The town is has many lovely bars and restaurants surrounding it’s historic docks. Back in 2006, like most towns, Ipswich had its fair share of issues, including a thriving sex worker industry, based in the red light district in London Road. In fact, the problem was so bad, that the London Road area of Ipswich was actually a no go zone for local residents. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/02/2231m 10s

One-Off: The Endless Cycle - David Early and the Tragedy of the Knight Family

In this harrowing one-off episode we delve into the dark and tragic tale of David Early, a man whose life story is a stark reminder of the complexities of criminal rehabilitation and the catastrophic consequences when it fails.David Early's life was a revolving door of incarceration and fleeting freedom, marked by a string of crimes and multiple stints behind bars. This episode takes a deep dive into Early's troubled journey, exploring the intricacies of a life predominantly spent in the criminal justice system. We investigate the decisions of parole boards that repeatedly granted him second chances, hoping to witness the transformative power of rehabilitation.However, their faith in Early's potential for reform would prove devastatingly misplaced. After decades spent in and out of prison, Early committed an unthinkable act - the brutal slaughter of the Knight family. We examine the lead-up to this heinous crime, piecing together the events and mindset that propelled Early to such a violent end.Join us as we explore the broader implications of this case on the criminal justice system and the concept of rehabilitation. Through interviews with experts, insights from those who knew Early, and an in-depth analysis of his criminal history, we offer a comprehensive look at a system fraught with challenges and the human cost of its shortcomings.Tune in to "Foul Play: Crime Series" for a gripping and thought-provoking episode that questions the delicate balance between hope for redemption and the reality of recidivism. "The Endless Cycle" is not just the story of David Early and the Knight family, but a reflection on society's struggle to find the right path in dealing with lifelong offenders.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/01/2228m 39s

One-Off: Behind the Facade - The Robert Kissel Mystery

In this riveting one-off episode we unravel the complex and tragic story of Robert Kissel, a case where opulence and serenity masked a much darker reality. This episode takes you behind the scenes of a life that, to the outside world, seemed like a dream but was riddled with secrets, leading to a shocking and fatal conclusion.Robert Kissel, a 40-year-old man living a life many would envy, had it all: a luxurious apartment near Hong Kong, a charming vacation home in Vermont, and a beautiful family with three young children. However, beneath this veneer of perfection, there lurked a hidden turmoil. The world was jolted in September 2003 when Robert's life came to an abrupt and tragic end, his body discovered in a storage facility.This episode delves deep into the investigation that followed, peeling back the layers of the Kissel family's seemingly idyllic existence. We explore the intricate dynamics within the family, the possible motives behind the crime, and the twists and turns that captivated a global audience. Was this a crime fueled by envy, a tragic result of personal conflicts, or something even more complex?Through interviews with investigative journalists, legal experts, and those close to the case, "Foul Play: Crime Series" provides an in-depth analysis of the events leading up to and following Robert Kissel's untimely death. We examine the psychological profiles of those involved, the societal pressures they faced, and the impact of wealth and status on personal relationships.Tune in for a story that is as much a cautionary tale about the illusions of a perfect life as it is a mystery that explores the depths of human emotions and actions. "Behind the Facade" promises to be an eye-opening and thought-provoking episode that challenges our perceptions of happiness, success, and the often unseen struggles that lie beneath.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/01/2231m 38s

One-Off: Shadows of Injustice - The Papin Sisters' Tale

In this thought-provoking one-off episode we delve into the haunting and historic case of the Papin sisters, a story that inspired the narrative of Bong Joon Ho's Oscar-winning 2019 film, "Parasite." This episode explores the depths of class struggle, resentment, and the extremes of human behavior under pressure.The Papin sisters, Christine and Léa, were French domestic servants in the early 20th century, whose lives were marked by hardship and servitude. Their story is a grim reminder of the societal divides and injustices faced by many in their position. Driven by a deep sense of resentment and despair, the sisters' actions against their employers became one of the most shocking and talked-about crimes of their time.This episode revisits the socioeconomic landscape of the era, providing context to the sisters' motivations and the circumstances that led to their drastic actions. Through detailed accounts, historical analysis, and expert insights, we piece together the events that unfolded in the Lancelin household, leading to a brutal and unforgettable climax.Featuring interviews with historians, psychologists, and cultural critics, "Foul Play: Crime Series" offers a multifaceted exploration of the Papin sisters' case. We examine not only the crime itself but also its lasting impact on French society, class relations, and its influence on modern storytelling, as seen in films like "Parasite."Join us for a gripping episode that goes beyond the headlines, delving into the psychological, cultural, and societal dimensions of a case that continues to resonate and disturb, decades after its occurrence. "Shadows of Injustice" is a journey into the heart of darkness that lies within the human psyche and the societal structures that can push individuals to the brink.Visit us online.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/12/2128m 36s

Christmas Episode 3 - Maurin Murders

Longview Washington, Friday 20 December 1985, The Daily News, lead with the headline ‘Congress bogs down in battle to cut federal deficit’. The front page was filled with stories about property tax increases, economic growth, politics and at the very bottom, a story about the Winter Solstice. You’d be forgiven for thinking that there were no crimes from reading this, but if you delved deeper through the pages of advertising and light hearted stories there were a few hidden in there. Page 11, the Area News section contained headlines on the latest news about the local theatre redevelopment, and the local crab fishermans decreasing catches, then tucked right near the bottom of the page ‘Ethel couple disappears’. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/12/2130m 53s

Christmas Episode 2 - Sodder Family

For almost 40 years there stood a huge billboard on route 19 near Fayatteville, West Virginia. It showed the images of 5 children and the following inscription ‘On Christmas Eve 1945 our home was set afire and five of our children, ages five through fourteen kidnapped. The officials blamed defective wiring although lights were still burning after the fire started. The official report stated that the children died in the fire however no bones were found in the residue and there was no smell of burning flesh during or after the fire. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/12/2134m 48s

Christmas Episode 1 - Italian Hall

Michigan’s Northern Peninsula was rife copper mining country. This was big business, making huge profits for the mining companies, but giving little pay and benefits to their workers. Many of the workers were immigrants, who had moved from Europe in the search of the New World and the amazing opportunities that had been promised to them if they moved to the United States. By 1913 there were three dominate copper mines in the area, then known as Copper Country, Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, Quincy Mine and the Copper Range Company. Find us online. Support the show by joining our Black Label by becoming a Patron on Patreon. Black Label can also be subscribed to on Apple Podcasts! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook. Hosted by Shane Waters. You can find his history podcast Hometown History here. Find Foul Play: Crime Series on all podcasting outlets here. Episode Sponsors: - Visit Ritual.com/FOUL and turn healthy habits into a Ritual with 10% off your first 3 months.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/12/2128m 26s

One-Off: Echoes of Terror - The Real-Life Horror Behind 'Candyman'

In this spine-chilling one-off episode we delve into the eerie real-life parallels behind the 1992 horror cult-classic film "Candyman." This episode takes a deep dive into a case that blurs the lines between cinematic fiction and terrifying reality.Our story centers on the tragic case of Ruthie McCoy, a narrative that eerily echoes the urban legend explored in "Candyman." Just like the film's protagonist Helen Lyle, played by Virginia Madsen, Ruthie found herself entangled in a nightmare that transcended the bounds of folklore and entered the realm of real-life horror.Set against the backdrop of Chicago's housing projects, we explore the chilling legend of Candyman, where chanting his name five times in front of a mirror would supposedly summon a one-armed maniac. This episode examines how this fictional tale of horror bears an unsettling resemblance to the genuine fear and danger experienced by McCoy and others in similar circumstances.Featuring expert commentary on urban legends and their impact on popular culture, along with interviews with those familiar with McCoy's story, we provide a comprehensive look at the intersection of myth and reality. We dissect the psychological and societal factors that give rise to such legends and how they reflect the genuine fears and anxieties of those living in marginalized communities.Tune in to "Foul Play: Crime Series" for a haunting episode that not only recounts the story of Ruthie McCoy but also delves into the broader themes of fear, myth, and the sometimes thin line between fiction and reality. "Echoes of Terror" is a journey into the heart of urban folklore and the real-life horrors that inspire them.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/12/2151m 44s

One-Off: Fighting Fate - The Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Story

n this compelling one-off episode we explore the tumultuous life of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a man whose journey through hardship, racism, and injustice paints a vivid picture of resilience overshadowed by misfortune.Rubin Carter's life was a constant battle against the odds. Born into poverty and faced with the pervasive racism of his time, Carter's story is one of a relentless struggle to rise above his circumstances. His talent in the boxing ring offered a glimmer of hope, a path to transcend his beginnings. As a top middleweight contender, heralded by Ring magazine, it seemed Carter might just defy the barriers set before him.However, fate had other plans. Just as his career reached its zenith, a series of events unfolded that would irreparably tarnish his reputation and alter the course of his life. This episode delves into these critical moments, exploring the complex interplay of societal forces that led to Carter's dramatic fall from grace.Featuring in-depth interviews with those who knew Carter, along with insights from legal and cultural experts, we dissect the intricate web of circumstances that ensnared him. We examine the impact of his trial and conviction, the public's reaction, and the broader implications of his story in the context of race and justice in America.Join us on "Foul Play: Crime Series" for an episode that is as much a biography of a man as it is a commentary on the societal challenges of his era. "Fighting Fate" is a story of triumph and tragedy, a narrative that questions the very nature of justice and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/11/2137m 46s

S2 Ep79: Sister Cathy, The Brother - Unveiling Hidden Paths

Shane and Gemma delve deeper into the intricate web surrounding the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik. In this episode, they conduct an enlightening interview with “the brother,” a religious figure who shares his unique perspective on Sister Cathy's life and the events leading up to her tragic disappearance and death.The Brother offers a rare glimpse into his life as a religious brother and his interactions with Sister Cathy, reflecting on the path that led her from teaching in a religious setting to a public school. His narrative provides an intimate look at the religious community at the time and the roles they played in each other's lives, shedding light on Sister Cathy's character and her dedication to her vocation.A significant focus of the conversation is a peculiar encounter The Brother had with Father Joseph Maskell. He recalls a time when he gave Maskell a ride and assisted him with a locked apartment, a situation fraught with tension and mystery, especially in hindsight. The Brother candidly shares his observations and lingering suspicions about this encounter and its potential connections to Sister Cathy's disappearance.Throughout the interview, The Brother's insights add depth to the understanding of the social and religious dynamics of the time. He speaks to the broader implications of Sister Cathy's case and the impact it had on the community, particularly those within the religious orders.Listeners are encouraged to immerse themselves in this episode at itsfoulplay.com, where the search for truth continues in a community committed to unraveling the complexities of Sister Cathy's story. Join Shane, Gemma, and The Brother in episode 79 as they explore the often-overlooked narratives and hidden paths that may hold the key to solving one of Baltimore's most enduring mysteries.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/11/2137m 8s

One-Off: A Toxic Deception - The Lana Clayton Case

In this intriguing one-off episode we delve into the chilling case of Lana Clayton, a modern tale of murder that echoes the sinister practices of ancient times. This episode uncovers how a seemingly archaic method of harm, poisoning, re-emerges as a contemporary threat in a startling and unexpected way.The story takes us on a journey through history, highlighting the evolution of poisoning as a method of assassination. From the ancient use of nightshade and hemlock to the development of antidotes in Medieval Europe, we set the stage for understanding the significance of Lana Clayton's method of choice in committing her crime. Our focus then shifts to the main narrative: the Lana Clayton case. This episode meticulously dissects the events leading up to the crime, exploring Lana's motivations and the atypical poison she used. We uncover how this case stands out from the historical context of poisoning, demonstrating its relevance and danger in the modern world.Featuring expert interviews, psychological analyses, and a thorough investigation into the details of the case, this episode of "Foul Play: Crime Series" offers a comprehensive look at the complexities surrounding Lana Clayton's actions. We examine the impact of her choices, the legal proceedings, and the broader implications for understanding modern criminal psychology.Tune in for a riveting episode that not only tells the story of Lana Clayton but also challenges our perceptions of crime and punishment in the 21st century. "A Toxic Deception" is a testament to the enduring nature of human malice and the ever-evolving methods of executing it.Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠.Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
20/10/2128m 6s

One-Off: St Valentine's Day Massacre

When seven men were gunned down in a Chicago garage in 1929, their killers thought nothing of it. After all, they had been engaged in a hostile war against each other, and the victims were merely collateral damage. What they didn’t expect, though, was that these killings would mark the end of the powerful grip that they had over American society.With these seven murders, they managed to topple the organized crime syndicates that terrorized the country’s citizens. This is the story of the 1929 Valentine’s Day Massacre.Find us ⁠online.⁠ Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
14/10/2118m 5s

S2 Ep78: Sister Cathy, Inside Richter's Office

Shane and Gemma discuss the courageous decision of Liz, a former medical assistant, to come forward with her experiences working for Dr. Christian Richter. Liz's account adds a chilling layer of detail to the tangled narrative surrounding the Sister Cathy Cesnik case and the alleged criminal activities linked to Richter and Joseph Maskell.Throughout the episode, Liz recounts her time in Dr. Richter's office, painting a disturbing picture of the doctor's conduct and the enigmatic circumstances she witnessed. She describes instances where young female patients, often accompanied by priests, were brought in for appointments after normal office hours. Liz's discomfort is palpable as she recalls being asked to leave the room during these visits, fueling her suspicions that something sinister was occurring behind closed doors.The strange duplicity of the office layout, with an almost secretive secondary office in the basement, further adds to the eerie atmosphere Liz describes. Her growing concerns about Dr. Richter's activities, including the possibility of unauthorized medical procedures, were met with dismissal and indifference when she voiced them, leaving her feeling isolated and powerless.Liz's revelations take a darker turn as she speculates about Dr. Richter's potential involvement in MKUltra, the CIA's mind control program, spurred by the sighting of a mysterious device in the office. Watching "The Keepers" series was a turning point for Liz, as it crystallized her suspicions about the extent of Richter's involvement in illicit activities and a broader pedophile ring.The episode culminates with an emotional reflection from Liz, who expresses deep regret for not having acted on her instincts at the time. Her apology is a poignant reminder of the complexity of such situations and the often-overwhelming power dynamics at play.Listeners are invited to explore the dark corners of this narrative at itsfoulplay.com, where the journey to uncover the truth continues. Join Shane, Gemma, and Liz in episode 78 as they shed light on the hidden realities of Dr. Richter's office, weaving together the strands of a story that spans decades and demands justice.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/06/2140m 16s

S2 Ep77: Sister Cathy, Echoes of Tragedy - The Pamela Conyers Case

Shane and Gemma delve into a case that potentially intersects with the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik and Joyce Malecki. They are joined by Ingrid, the niece of Pamela Conyers, who shares the haunting details of her aunt's tragic death and the ongoing quest for justice.Pamela Lynn Conyers, a student at Glen Burnie High School, disappeared after attending a homecoming bonfire and pep rally on October 16, 1970. Her last known location was the Harundale Mall in Glen Burnie, from where she vanished, leaving behind only her family's 1967 Dodge Monaco. Days later, her body was tragically discovered in a secluded wooded area, sparking a mystery that has lingered for decades.Ingrid provides a deeply personal account of her aunt's life and the devastating impact her murder had on the family. She recounts the diligent but fruitless efforts of the detectives investigating the case and the theories that have emerged over the years, including the possible connection to the murders of Sister Cathy and Joyce Malecki.Shane and Gemma, with their characteristic sensitivity and investigative rigor, explore the parallels between these cases, discussing the social and historical context of the time and the potential implications of these connections. The conversation also touches upon the challenges faced in cold case investigations and the evolving techniques that could bring new hope to solving these enduring mysteries.Listeners are invited to join this poignant journey into the past, as the hosts and their guest navigate the complexities of a case that, much like Sister Cathy's, continues to resonate with questions and the need for closure. For those moved by Pamela's story or seeking more information, itsfoulplay.com offers a space for continued dialogue and support.Join us in episode 77 as we remember Pamela Conyers and seek to unravel the threads of her untimely death, in the pursuit of truth and justice for all victims of these unsolved cases.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/06/2131m 29s

S2 Ep76: Sister Cathy, Live Q&A - Unraveling the Mystery, Part 2

In an interactive and dynamic episode, Shane and Gemma take their investigation into the public sphere with a live podcast session dedicated to answering listener questions. Episode 75 offers a unique opportunity for the audience to engage directly with the hosts, bringing their queries and theories to the forefront of the discussion.Throughout this live broadcast, Shane and Gemma address a spectrum of inquiries about Sister Cathy Cesnik's case, clarifying details, debunking misconceptions, and exploring new angles based on listener input. The session becomes a platform for collective investigation, where the hosts' expertise and the public's curiosity converge to shed new light on the enduring enigma of Sister Cathy's unsolved murder.Listeners from around the world contribute to the dialogue, asking poignant questions that range from specifics of the case's timeline to broader considerations of the impact on the community and possible future developments in the investigation. Shane and Gemma navigate these questions with their characteristic thoroughness and insight, offering thoughtful responses that reflect both the complexity of the case and their dedication to uncovering the truth.This live Q&A format not only enhances the interactive nature of the podcast but also reinforces the communal aspect of the search for justice. As the hosts address the audience's concerns and theories, they foster a sense of unity and purpose among those who have been captivated by Sister Cathy's story.For those who missed the live broadcast or wish to delve deeper into the case, the conversation continues at itsfoulplay.com. Join Shane, Gemma, and the Foul Play community as they continue to unravel the tangled web of mystery surrounding Sister Cathy's case, one question at a time. Episode 75 stands as a testament to the power of collective inquiry and the ongoing quest for answers in a case that has captured the hearts and minds of many.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/05/2140m 6s

S2 Ep75: Sister Cathy, Live Q&A - Unraveling the Mystery, Part 1

In an interactive and dynamic episode, Shane and Gemma take their investigation into the public sphere with a live podcast session dedicated to answering listener questions. Episode 75 offers a unique opportunity for the audience to engage directly with the hosts, bringing their queries and theories to the forefront of the discussion.Throughout this live broadcast, Shane and Gemma address a spectrum of inquiries about Sister Cathy Cesnik's case, clarifying details, debunking misconceptions, and exploring new angles based on listener input. The session becomes a platform for collective investigation, where the hosts' expertise and the public's curiosity converge to shed new light on the enduring enigma of Sister Cathy's unsolved murder.Listeners from around the world contribute to the dialogue, asking poignant questions that range from specifics of the case's timeline to broader considerations of the impact on the community and possible future developments in the investigation. Shane and Gemma navigate these questions with their characteristic thoroughness and insight, offering thoughtful responses that reflect both the complexity of the case and their dedication to uncovering the truth.This live Q&A format not only enhances the interactive nature of the podcast but also reinforces the communal aspect of the search for justice. As the hosts address the audience's concerns and theories, they foster a sense of unity and purpose among those who have been captivated by Sister Cathy's story.For those who missed the live broadcast or wish to delve deeper into the case, the conversation continues at itsfoulplay.com. Join Shane, Gemma, and the Foul Play community as they continue to unravel the tangled web of mystery surrounding Sister Cathy's case, one question at a time. Episode 75 stands as a testament to the power of collective inquiry and the ongoing quest for answers in a case that has captured the hearts and minds of many.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/05/2154m 9s

S2 Ep74: Sister Cathy, Who was Sister Russell?

Shane and Gemma Hoskins from the acclaimed Netflix series 'The Keepers' sit down with Beth, a former student and friend of Sister Russell Phillips. This episode offers a unique and personal insight into the life of Sister Russell, a significant figure intertwined with the tragic and unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in 1969.Beth shares her close connection with Sister Russell, who was Sister Cathy's roommate and a key person in the unfolding events of the infamous case. She delves into her own background, recounting how her paths crossed with Sister Russell and the profound influence this relationship had on her life. Beth brings to life the memories of Sister Russell, not just as a figure in a true crime story, but as a dedicated teacher and mentor who left an indelible mark on her students.The conversation touches on the traumatic events surrounding the triple murder in Beth's neighborhood, which deeply impacted the community and forged a stronger bond between her and Sister Russell. Beth offers her insights into Sister Cathy's case, reflecting on her personal interactions with Sister Russell during this tumultuous period.A particularly moving part of the discussion centers around a lasting lesson Beth received from Sister Russell on the last day of school, a testament to the nun's character and wisdom. The episode concludes with Beth's thoughts on "The Keepers" documentary series, her firm belief in Sister Russell's innocence, and her conviction that Sister Russell deserves respect and recognition for her positive contributions, despite the shadow cast by the case.Listeners are invited to join this intimate recollection at itsfoulplay.com, where the conversation continues, shedding light on the human stories behind the headlines. "Remembering Sister Russell – A Student's Perspective" is not just an exploration of a cold case but a tribute to the enduring impact of a teacher's guidance and the complexities of memory and legacy in the wake of tragedy.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/05/2129m 45s

S2 Ep73: Sister Cathy, From Shadows to Light – Erin's Journey

Shane and Gemma engage in a powerful and deeply personal conversation with Erin, a long-time friend of the podcast. Erin's story is a stark testament to the destructive consequences of trauma and addiction, yet it is also a beacon of hope for recovery and resilience.Erin bravely opens up about her experiences with familial abuse, drawing unsettling parallels to the scandals highlighted in 'The Keepers.' Her narrative unfolds a life marred by addiction, starting with alcohol and spiraling into a dangerous heroin habit. Erin recounts her harrowing journey through the criminal justice system, her battles with severe health complications, including a near-fatal overdose that left her on life support, and the emotional turmoil that accompanied these challenges.Despite the depths of her struggles, Erin's story is ultimately one of redemption. Following a desperate relapse after her hospital stay, she finds refuge and support in a detox clinic and halfway house. Here, Erin begins the arduous yet hopeful journey towards sobriety and healing, demonstrating the profound strength and resilience that define her path to recovery.The episode also pays homage to 'Kelly the Box Lady,' a poignant reminder of the tragic outcomes of addiction and the lives it claims. Erin's candid sharing emphasizes the importance of open conversations about abuse and addiction, shedding light on these often-hidden struggles.Listeners are invited to explore the complexities of addiction and recovery, and find support and resources at itsfoulplay.com. Erin's journey from the shadows of her past to the light of a hopeful future offers a powerful narrative of overcoming adversity, a story that resonates with anyone grappling with similar experiences. Join Shane, Gemma, and Erin as they navigate the delicate interplay of darkness and light in the human experience.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/05/2145m 5s

S6 Ep9: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

Join Shane and Gemma as they discuss the final victim of the Redhead Murders, Summarize what we know so far, and end the series with a very promising update and lead! *** Listen to the Follow-up season to the Redhead Murders - The Throwaways! ***Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/05/2153m 9s

S6 Ep8: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

Shane discusses the very first victim thought to be linked to the Redhead Murders found in Wetzel County, West Virginia. Also in on the discussion is grassroots amateur investigator featured on Netflix’s Docu-Series The Keepers - Gemma Hoskins, along with Kayla Vandeventer who was a student in Teacher Alex’s high school sociology class featured previously in the series. Could a trucker navigate the winding road this Jane Doe was found off of? Could this victim be related although she was older than all the others? With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/05/2123m 26s

S6 Ep7: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

Join Shane as he drives the same route the Bible Belt Strangler took after he picked up the Redheaded Jane Doe from King’’s Truck Stop In Barbourville, Kentucky. You will also hear about the stories of two other redheaded women who were almost kidnapped around the same place and time as our murder victim. Are they related or is it a coincidence? With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/05/2125m 49s

S6 Ep6: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

Shane travels again to Elizabethton, Tennessee, to join the high school sociology class at a press conference to tell the world about the Redhead Murders and the Bible Belt Strangler. With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. Join host and investigative podcaster, Shane Waters, alongside Netflix Docu-Series The Keepers grassroots investigator Gemma Hoskins as they explore this forgotten serial killer case.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/04/2136m 14s

S6 Ep5: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

Join Shane as he travels to Barbourville, Kentucky to trace the steps the Bible Belt Strangler made when he killed an innocent victim along 25E. With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. Join host and investigative podcaster, Shane Waters, alongside Netflix The Keepers grassroots investigator Gemma Hoskins as they explore this forgotten serial killer case.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/04/2132m 57s

S6 Ep4: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

Teacher and students investigate Redhead murders cold caseOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/04/2149m 46s

S6 Ep3: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

Last Person to See Kentucky Jane Doe Alive Recalls Details from that NightVisit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/04/2134m 35s

S6 Ep2: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

The location of the first victim in the Redhead murders seriesVisit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/04/2130m 34s

S6 Ep1: From the Archives - Redhead Murders

From the archives I am re-releasing this season that I did years ago on the Redhead Murders. This was the pre-cursor to what is now Season 1 on this podcast - the Throwaways season. I used these episodes to share my live on-the-ground investigation to help bring attention to these women, and to bring in tips. With numerous female victims, this series of murders remains an unsolved murder mystery. This introduction episode will tell you a little about the Redhead Murders, which was investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) initially thirty years ago. In 1985, the body of Lisa Ann Jarvis was found on an Interstate 40 entrance ramp in West Memphis, Arkansas. Also known as Lisa Ann Nichols and Lisa Ann Fuller, she had a long criminal record of prostitution, shoplifting, larceny, robbery, and drugs. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation included Jarvis's body on a list of those under investigation as possibly part of serial killings. On Sunday, September 16, 1984, a hitchhiker discovered her body among the trash. Sergeant Raymond Buchana, a Metro Vice squad officer, said, her rap sheet stretches from the ceiling to the floor three times. Authorities were not sure if one person was responsible for the killings or how many victims there might be, but Jarvis's identification as one of the eight redhead murder victims seemed to be consistent with what they thought in the beginning. The police officer remarked that she had the second-largest prostitution record in the city of Nashville, and that she had a drug habit worse than his car has a gasoline habit. This language dehumanizes Lisa and makes it seem like she deserved to die because of her lifestyle. Find us ⁠online.⁠ Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/04/2121m 52s

S5 Ep5: Lonely Hearts

Harry has now recanted his confession, claiming it was made under duress. He was beaten and kept awake. He states that he confessed because all he wanted to do was sleep. However, with the amount of evidence against him, he would still end up in front of a Jury. Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/04/2117m 31s

S5 Ep4: Lonely Hearts

In one of the numerous trunks confiscated from the Powers home, something caught their attention. A bankbook that belonged to Mrs. Dorothy Pressler Lemke, North Uxbridge Mass. Police made inquiries to the Worcester Police and they ended up interviewing Mr and Mrs Charles Flemming, Dorothy’s brother in law and her sister. She identified Powers by his picture.“That’s the man my sister Dorothy took away to marry.” She said he went by the name of D. P Lowther, from Virginia . “Dorothy told me she was writing that matrimonial agency for a thrill. I warned her of the dangers but she just laughed.” Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/04/2112m 27s

S5 Ep3: Lonely Hearts

This episode begins after the grisly discovery of Asta Eicher and her three children’s remains at the Garage of Harry Powers; who is currently in custody at the Clarksburg West Virginia Police Department. He said he knew nothing about their deaths. Mobs surrounded the stations, angry wanting to lynch Harry for his crimes. “Bring the man out!” they shouted angrily. Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/03/2116m 49s

S5 Ep2: Lonely Hearts

An arrest warrant was issued for Cornelius Pierson, who turned out to be Harry F. Powers of Clarksburg, West Virginia. Catfishing is a term most people recognize today as someone who pretends to be someone else - most of the time when meeting over online dating sites. It seems Harry learned to hunt his prey by catfishing over the letters he would write. Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/03/2115m 23s

S5 Ep1: Lonely Hearts

In this day and age, the chance at finding love has never been easier. It’s literally in the palm of your hand. The internet has opened the door to so many possibilities, online dating websites such as Match.com, eHarmony. Many using mobile dating apps such as Tinder, where you can swipe left or right on a potential match. When meeting someone you’ve been only talking online, or messages, in their case, by mail. The warning is this: When you first meet someone you never know what their true intentions are. Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/02/2116m 28s

One-Off: April Fools' Day

The first of April is widely regarded as an unofficial holiday reserved for pranks and hoaxes that seem too ridiculous to be believed yet are surprisingly enough to fool several hundreds of people. The pages of history are littered with such incidents, from claims of a flying saucer to news reports of a shocking theft. For decades now, individuals – and even, reputable organizations – have been trying to outdo each other with the craziest yet most believable tales. These may not always result in laughs, but they do make for pretty good stories! In this episode, we’ll dive into three of the strangest pranks to have ever been carried out on April Fools’ Day. Given how outlandish they were, it’s hard to believe that they managed to fool thousands of people across the world! Find us ⁠online.⁠Support the show by joining our Black Label to support the show and unlock exclusive benefits. You can join on ⁠Patreon⁠ and ⁠Apple Podcast Premium⁠.Follow us on ⁠Instagram⁠, ⁠Twitter⁠, and ⁠Facebook⁠. Join ⁠Shane's Facebook Group⁠. Hosted by ⁠Shane Waters⁠. Listen to his other crime podcast ⁠Mystery Inc⁠, or his history podcast ⁠Hometown History⁠!Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
24/02/2114m 52s

S4 Ep3: The Maxwells

On November 5, 1990, Ghislaine Maxwell flew to New York to hand deliver an envelope for her Father. What she did not know was that this envelope was part of a plot, that Robert Maxwell had initiated to steal $200m from the shareholders of Berlitz Corporation. Exactly a year later his naked body would be found floating in the Atlantic. Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
10/02/2125m 59s

S4 Ep2: The Maxwells

The Maxwell family were initially poor but as Robert Maxwell’s empire grew, so did the families wealth, and in 1959 they moved into Headington Hill Hall in Oxford, which they rented from Oxford City Council. Headington Hill Hall was a huge, imposing building, with the oldest part of the building dating back to 1824. The house was originally built for a local brewing family, called the Morrell’s. Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
27/01/2129m 40s

S4 Ep1: The Maxwells

You've no doubt heard about the infamous sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and his association with British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. Ghislaine worked for her father, the publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell, until his mysterious death in 1991, when she relocated to the US and became associated with Epstein. The Maxwell family has a very interesting story, and we are here to tell it.Find us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
13/01/2122m 36s

S2 Ep72: Sister Cathy, Chasing Alice – Lessons from a Tragedy

Gemma and Shane are joined by Stephanie Fowler, whose book "Chasing Alice" delves into the harrowing account of her high school teacher, Alice, a beacon of hope and refuge in Stephanie's troubled youth. Stephanie's intimate conversation with the hosts reveals the transformative impact Alice had on her life and the heartrending story of Alice's murder at the hands of her husband.Stephanie recounts the sense of safety and understanding Alice provided, which stood in stark contrast to the turbulence of her home life. The discussion pivots to the devastating loss of Alice, a tragedy that reverberated through Stephanie's life and propelled her to pen "Chasing Alice." Her book serves as a poignant tribute and a source of empowerment, aiming to enlighten others about the warning signs and dangers of toxic relationships.As they navigate Stephanie's emotional journey, the conversation uncovers the stark realities of domestic violence and the scars it leaves behind. Stephanie's narrative is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of storytelling to transform and heal. Through her experience, listeners gain insight into the complexities of grief, the pursuit of justice, and the importance of sharing stories to raise awareness.The episode resonates with the theme of personal growth through adversity and the significance of mentors like Alice, who shape lives beyond the classroom. In sharing Alice's story, Stephanie also underscores the broader mission of providing solace and understanding to those who may find themselves in similarly perilous circumstances.Listeners seeking to explore the depths of Stephanie's writing and the legacy of Alice can find more information and support at itsfoulplay.com. This episode is a reflective journey into the past, a conversation filled with lessons for the present, and a collective step toward a future where such tragedies are averted through vigilance, support, and the courage to "chase Alice."Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/01/2140m 44s

S2 Ep71: Sister Cathy, Keeping On with Gemma

In a heartfelt and introspective episode of Foul Play: Crime Series, "Keeping On with Gemma," the spotlight shines on Gemma Hoskins, whose quest for truth has transcended the role of a former student to become that of an author and tenacious investigator. Gemma shares a poignant chapter from her newly published book, "Keeping On," inviting listeners into the intimate spaces of her memories, motivations, and the ongoing journey to resolve the mystery of Sister Cathy Cesnik's murder.Gemma's reading offers a glimpse into the soul of her book and the very essence of her relentless pursuit. "Keeping On" is not just a recount of the facts as they unfolded but a narrative steeped in personal growth and unwavering determination. Listeners are treated to Gemma's candid reflection on the profound influence Sister Cathy had on her life—from the halls of Archbishop Keough High School to the global stage set by the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, "The Keepers."The episode traverses Gemma's multifaceted life as a teacher, grassroots investigator, and advocate for justice, echoing the spirit of Sister Cathy in every role she assumes. As Gemma reads, the audience is transported through the decades following that fateful night in 1969, sharing in the discoveries, setbacks, and moments of clarity that have marked her path.Shane and Gemma, together, discuss the broader implications of Gemma's work, the challenges of seeking the truth in a case that has long gone cold, and the enduring legacy of a teacher whose life and death continue to inspire acts of courage and conviction.Listeners are encouraged to explore the full depth of Gemma's journey by purchasing "Keeping On," available at the provided link. As the conversation comes to a close, the episode extends an open invitation to itsfoulplay.com for continued discourse and support. Join Gemma and the Foul Play team as they keep the flame of inquiry alive, honoring the memory of Sister Cathy and the quest for justice that unites us all.https://mascotbooks.com/mascot-marketplace/buy-books/nonfiction/bios-and-memoirs/keeping-on/Book Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/01/2117m 13s

S2 Ep70: Sister Cathy, Deciphering Deceit – More Behavioral Analysis

This episode dives deeper into the murky waters of truth and falsehood as Shane and Gemma reconvene with Mike, a behavior detection specialist with a wealth of federal experience. This follow-up episode continues the exploration of lies and deception, scrutinizing interviews and interactions featured in 'The Keepers' to unearth signs of duplicity that might otherwise go unnoticed.Mike lends his refined expertise to break down specific segments of the documentary series, applying his understanding of behavioral cues to assess the honesty of the individuals involved. His analysis focuses on microexpressions, speech patterns, and body language that may suggest underlying stress or fear, providing a window into the psyche of those speaking. These indicators are invaluable, as they often reveal more than the words being spoken.The trio meticulously examines the footage, discussing the nonverbal signals that betray inner turmoil or potential deceit. They go beyond surface-level judgments, instead offering a rich, expert-backed commentary on the subtleties of human behavior in high-pressure situations. Mike's interpretive skills are a cornerstone of the episode, as he equips listeners with the knowledge to discern fact from fiction in the complex narrative surrounding Sister Cathy's case.Shane and Gemma navigate the conversation with an investigative lens, maintaining respect for the individuals involved while not shying away from asking hard-hitting questions. The episode is a testament to the power of behavioral science in understanding human interactions and intentions, particularly in the context of criminal investigations.Listeners are invited to engage with the critical analysis and to bring their perspectives to itsfoulplay.com, where the search for truth continues in a community committed to justice. As the series delves into the intricacies of deception, Episode 70 stands as an enlightening guide through the art of behavioral examination, offering clarity to a case shrouded in secrets.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
03/01/2135m 1s

S2 Ep69: Sister Cathy, The Inner Circle – A Round Table on Maskell and Memories

Shane and Gemma facilitate a round table featuring key figures from the Netflix documentary 'The Keepers.' This assembly of minds opens a multi-faceted dialogue on the enigmatic and ominous figure of Dr. Joseph Maskell, his tenure as a teacher at Loyola, and the dark shroud of allegations that link him to the CIA's infamous MKUltra project.The guests share their intimate recollections of Maskell, piecing together a mosaic of memories that paint a disturbing picture of manipulation and power abuse. With each anecdote and shared experience, they build upon the understanding of Maskell's character and the potential depth of his misdeeds. An analytical dissection of an interview with Edgar, a suspected associate in the case, brings to light behavioral subtleties that may hint at deeper involvement or knowledge of the events that led to Sister Cathy's untimely demise.As they navigate through the complex interplay of past events, the discussion also turns to the peculiarities of the apartment complex where Cathy lived—a place fraught with unanswered questions and eerie coincidences that may hold keys to untold stories. The group's dynamic engagement sheds new light on historical facts, conjecture, and the collective pursuit of closure for all those affected by the case.In a spirit of unity and determination, the round table underscores the ongoing efforts by the Attorney General's office to delve into the case, with a firm encouragement for anyone with knowledge that could aid the investigation to step forward. This is not just a call for justice but an active rekindling of the search for truth in the hopes of bringing peace to the victims and the community at large.Listeners are called upon to join this momentous conversation and to contribute any information they may have by reaching out through itsfoulplay.com. This episode stands as a powerful convergence of voices, united in the quest to resolve a narrative that has haunted the Baltimore area for too long.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/01/211h 15m

S3 Ep20: The Maps, The Unresolved and Remembered

The final episode of "The Maps," hosts Shane and Wendy reflect on the harrowing journey of this season. They revisit the known victims of the Speed Freak Killers and the unsolved cases potentially linked to Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, underscoring the agony of the unknown that haunts countless families.This episode delves into the unimaginable pain of living in a constant state of uncertainty and grief. Shane and Wendy invite listeners to empathize with those who endure the endless wait for answers about their missing loved ones. Through interviews with family members, psychologists, and support groups, they explore the emotional and psychological toll of not knowing what happened to a parent, sibling, child, or friend.The hosts also discuss the broader impact of the Speed Freak Killers on communities and the ongoing efforts to solve the remaining mysteries. They highlight the importance of continued investigation, public awareness, and community support in bringing closure to these unsolved cases.This episode is a poignant and respectful tribute to the victims and their families. It’s an episode that not only marks the end of the season but also serves as a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of ongoing tragedy.For further reflections on this season and additional resources for those affected by the Speed Freak Killers, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the commitment to uncovering the truth and supporting those in search of closure continues.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
30/12/2031m 24s

S3 Ep19: The Maps, Seeking Justice: The Hobson Family's Battle

Episode nineteen of "The Maps," takes a deep dive into a poignant legal battle that unfolded in 2014. Hosts Shane and Wendy explore the lawsuit filed by Miss Shelley and her daughters against San Joaquin County, Sheriff Steve Moore in his official capacity, and Steve Moore individually, centered on the mishandling of Jo Ann Hobson's remains. This episode delves into the heart-wrenching details of the case. The hosts outline the circumstances leading up to the lawsuit, focusing on the allegations of negligence and the resulting emotional distress faced by Jo Ann Hobson's family. The narrative examines how the handling of her remains by the authorities added to the family's agony, leading them to seek legal recourse.Shane and Wendy discuss the broader implications of this lawsuit, including its impact on the practices of law enforcement agencies in handling remains in criminal cases. The episode features insights from legal experts, interviews with the Hobson family and their legal representatives, and comments from the county and Sheriff Moore's office."Seeking Justice: The Hobson Family's Battle" is not just a story of a legal fight; it's a tale of a family's quest for dignity and accountability in the wake of tragedy. It promises to be a compelling episode that highlights the intersections of law, ethics, and the enduring pain of those left behind.For more on the Hobson family's legal battle and its implications for the criminal justice system, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the pursuit of truth and justice in the Speed Freak Killers case continues to unfold.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
16/12/2025m 24s

S3 Ep18: The Maps, The Wellsite Witness: A Bounty Hunter's Tale

The eighteenth episode of "The Maps," delves into a critical yet contentious chapter in the Speed Freak Killers case. Hosts Shane and Wendy focus on Leonard Padilla's efforts to extract more information from Wesley Shermantine by attempting to bring him out of prison to pinpoint other burial sites. This episode features an exclusive insight from Rob Dick, a seasoned bounty hunter, who recounts the unfolding events.The episode begins with a detailed account of the dig at the well site, a location marked by Shermantine’s maps that had already yielded grim discoveries. Shane and Wendy discuss the rationale and the urgency behind Padilla's strategy to use Shermantine's firsthand knowledge for identifying additional sites.Listeners will hear directly from Rob Dick as he explains the complexities and controversies surrounding the idea of taking a convicted serial killer out of prison to assist in an investigation. He shares the logistical, legal, and ethical challenges that arose, and the reactions from law enforcement, the victims' families, and the public."The Wellsite Witness: A Bounty Hunter's Tale" is a captivating episode that sheds light on the unconventional methods employed in the desperate search for more victims. It's a story of high stakes, moral dilemmas, and the relentless pursuit of closure for countless grieving families.For more on this dramatic and controversial effort, and insights from those at the heart of the investigation, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the intricate layers of the Speed Freak Killers case continue to be unraveled.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/12/2039m 21s

S3 Ep17: The Maps, Mapping the Lost: The Quest to Find Others

The seventeenth episode of "The Maps," the narrative takes a hopeful yet complex turn. Hosts Shane and Wendy delve into the efforts to follow the leads provided by Wesley Shermantine's maps, which have proven to be startlingly accurate. This episode explores the ongoing mission to locate other missing individuals marked on these maps, aiming to bring closure to more families haunted by uncertainty.Shane and Wendy examine the renewed search operations spurred by Shermantine's detailed maps. They discuss the logistics, the challenges, and the collaborative efforts involved in these searches, including the use of advanced technology and the mobilization of various law enforcement agencies.The episode critically assesses the assumption that finding the remaining victims would be a straightforward task with Shermantine's cooperation and his maps. The hosts explore the realities of such an undertaking – the complexities of terrain, the passage of time affecting the sites, and the emotional toll on the search teams and families."Mapping the Lost: The Quest to Find Others" is an in-depth look at the arduous journey to locate and identify other victims, a journey filled with hope, frustration, and the relentless pursuit of answers. This episode is a testament to the enduring spirit of the families and the dedication of those working to solve these tragic mysteries.For a deeper exploration of this ongoing effort and the stories of the families waiting for answers, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the quest to bring the lost home continues.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
18/11/2033m 18s

S3 Ep16: The Maps, Trail of Terror: Beyond Linden

The sixteenth episode of "The Maps," expands the chilling narrative of the Speed Freak Killers, Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, beyond their known hunting ground in Linden, California. Hosts Shane and Wendy explore the disturbing possibility that their killing spree extended to other states visited during their numerous hunting trips.This episode focuses on the stories of two women believed to be victims of the Speed Freak Killers, adding a new dimension to the already horrifying scope of Shermantine and Herzog's crimes. The hosts piece together the evidence, witness accounts, and patterns that link these women to the notorious duo, painting a broader picture of their reign of terror.Listeners will be taken on a journey through the painstaking process of connecting disparate cases across state lines, revealing the challenges and complexities of such an expansive investigation. Shane and Wendy discuss the implications of these potential out-of-state crimes, both for the ongoing investigation and for the families of the missing women."Trail of Terror: Beyond Linden" promises to be a gripping and eye-opening episode, shedding light on the far-reaching impact of the Speed Freak Killers. It's an exploration of the dark paths trodden by Shermantine and Herzog, and the enduring quest to uncover the full extent of their crimes.For more on this expanding investigation and the stories of the two women suspected to be their victims, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the search for truth continues to unfold in new and unexpected directions.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/11/2034m 56s

One-Off: Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween from the Foul Play team! This special bonus episode includes the history of Halloween and how different cultures celebrate it. Of course, any good Halloween episode wouldn't be complete with some creepy true stories...Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
28/10/2042m 55s

S3 Ep15: The Maps, Beneath the Badge: Voices Silenced and Heard

The fifteenth episode of "The Maps," delves into the troubling undercurrents of law enforcement practices in the area affected by the Speed Freak Killers. Hosts Shane and Wendy explore a recurring theme that emerged during their research - a pattern of issues within law enforcement, allegations of misconduct, and the strained relationships between law enforcement and the families of victims.This episode addresses the numerous stories and allegations about shady practices within law enforcement agencies in the region. Shane and Wendy discuss specific instances where families felt their concerns were ignored or dismissed, and the impact this had on their pursuit of justice and closure.The hosts also investigate reports of families feeling targeted or marginalized for voicing their complaints or raising concerns about the handling of the cases. Through interviews with affected families, former law enforcement officers, and experts in criminal justice, "Beneath the Badge" sheds light on the complexities and challenges of policing in the context of high-profile serial killer investigations.Listeners are invited to a thought-provoking discussion that questions the integrity and effectiveness of law enforcement in handling such sensitive cases. "Beneath the Badge: Voices Silenced and Heard" is not just a critique but a call for understanding and improvement in the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve.For more insights into this critical aspect of the Speed Freak Killers saga and the broader implications for criminal justice and community relations, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the conversation continues in the pursuit of truth and accountability.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/10/2039m 52s

S3 Ep14: The Maps, Unearthing Cyndi and Chevy

The fourteenth episode of "The Maps," brings a heart-wrenching yet pivotal development to the forefront. Hosts Shane and Wendy guide listeners through the emotional journey following the recovery of Cyndi Vanderheiden and Chevy Wheeler's remains in February 2012, a moment that promised an end to decades of uncertainty for their families.This episode delves into the intense process and the profound impact of unearthing Cyndi and Chevy. The hosts recount the meticulous excavation efforts, the painstaking identification process, and the overwhellming mix of emotions that their families were experiencing.However, the episode also explores the haunting question: Was this truly the end of their nightmare? Shane and Wendy discuss the aftermath of the discovery, from the emotional toll on the families to the broader implications for the community and the ongoing investigation. They delve into whether closure was truly achieved and how the families and community continued to grapple with the legacy of the Speed Freak Killers.Visit us online at itsfoulplay.comOur Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/10/2038m 54s

S3 Ep13: The Maps, Revelations in Ink

Episode thirteen of "The Maps," unfolds a pivotal chapter in the Speed Freak Killers saga. Hosts Shane and Wendy delve into the momentous development when convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine, after years of silence, provided a detailed map revealing the burial locations of Cyndi Vanderheiden and Chevy Wheeler.This episode explores the dramatic turn of events leading up to Shermantine's unexpected cooperation. Shane and Wendy analyze the factors that may have influenced his decision to finally disclose the locations, shedding light on the psychological and investigative complexities at play.The episode captures the emotional turmoil and cautious hope of the victims' families, the meticulous efforts of the investigative team, and the challenges faced in recovering the remains based on Shermantine's map.Join us for this gripping episode at itsfoulplay.com, where the story of Cyndi and Chevy reaches a significant milestone, and the quest for truth and justice continues to uncover hidden depths.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
23/09/2034m 37s

S3 Ep12: The Maps, A Killer Walks Free: The Herzog Parole

The twelfth episode of "The Maps," delves into the startling and controversial release of convicted serial killer Loren Herzog. Hosts Shane and Wendy guide listeners through the convoluted circumstances that led to Herzog being paroled on September 18th, 2010, after serving just 14 years of his sentence.This episode scrutinizes the legal and procedural aspects that facilitated Herzog's early release. The hosts dissect the intricacies of the justice system, including the appeals, the reduction of Herzog's sentence, and the public outcry that ensued. They explore the nuances of the law, the debates it sparked among legal experts, victims' families, and the community.Shane and Wendy also delve into the aftermath of Herzog's release, covering the shockwaves it sent through the communities still reeling from the horrors of the Speed Freak Killers. The episode examines the public and media reaction, the safety concerns it raised, and the impact on the families of the victims."A Killer Walks Free: The Herzog Parole" is an episode that promises to engage and challenge listeners, presenting a complex narrative that questions the balance between justice, legal procedure, and societal safety.For more on this shocking twist in the Speed Freak Killers saga and comprehensive coverage of the implications of Herzog's release, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the search for truth and understanding continues.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
09/09/2039m 14s

S3 Ep11: The Maps, Corruption of the Badge: Unveiling Ethical Dilemmas

The eleventh episode of "The Maps," takes a critical turn as hosts Shane and Wendy discuss the controversial topic of ethics violations within the Sheriff's Office. They are joined by the current Sheriff, Pat Withrow, to dissect the tumultuous tenures of former Sheriffs Baxter Dunn (1991-2005) and Steve Moore (2009-2019).The episode opens with an overview of the accusations of ethics violations that plagued the Sheriff's Office during the tenures of Dunn and Moore. Shane and Wendy guide listeners through the complex web of alleged misconduct, setting the stage for a deeper exploration of the impact these issues had on law enforcement operations and public trust.Sheriff Pat Withrow offers his unique perspective on the matter, shedding light on the challenges faced by the department and the steps taken to address and rectify these issues. The discussion delves into the broader implications of ethical violations in law enforcement, especially in the context of high-profile criminal cases like that of the Speed Freak Killers.This episode promises to be an eye-opening episode, offering listeners an insider's view into the dynamics of a Sheriff's Office grappling with allegations of misconduct. It's an episode that not only uncovers the past but also looks toward the future of law enforcement in San Joaquin County.For a detailed exploration of this critical issue and more insights into the workings of the Sheriff's Office, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the conversation about ethics, law enforcement, and justice continues.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/08/2044m 48s

S3 Ep10: The Maps, Conversation with Paul Holes: Insights and Investigations

In the tenth episode of "The Maps," hosts Shane and Wendy engage in a captivating dialogue with renowned investigator Paul Holes. This episode offers a unique opportunity for listeners to delve into Holes' extensive experience with serial killer investigations, particularly in San Joaquin, California, an area he became intimately familiar with during his pursuit of the Golden State Killer.The episode begins with Paul Holes sharing his insights into the characteristics and behaviors of serial killers, drawing on his extensive career in criminal investigation. Shane and Wendy explore with Holes the psychological and investigative complexities of tracking such criminals, with a special focus on how these insights apply to the Speed Freak Killers and similar cases.Listeners will be treated to an in-depth discussion about the specific challenges and breakthroughs of investigating in the San Joaquin area. Holes elaborates on the unique aspects of this region, how it has shaped and been impacted by the crimes of notorious serial killers, and the investigative techniques that proved crucial in these contexts."Conversation with Paul Holes: Insights and Investigations" promises to be an enlightening and engaging episode, offering rare behind-the-scenes perspectives on some of the most infamous criminal cases. It's a must-listen for true crime enthusiasts and anyone interested in the intricacies of criminal psychology and investigative strategies.For more on this fascinating conversation and additional insights into the world of criminal investigations, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the journey into the darker aspects of human nature continues.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/08/2046m 45s

S3 Ep9: The Maps, Judgment of the Accomplice: Herzog's Trial

In the ninth episode of "The Maps," chronicles the intense and complex murder trial of Loren Herzog, the other half of the infamous Speed Freak Killers. Hosts Shane and Wendy guide listeners through the intricate proceedings that began with jury selection on July 31, 2001, in Santa Clara County, a location chosen due to the widespread notoriety of the case and concerns about ensuring a fair trial.This episode details the course of Herzog's trial, from the challenges of jury selection in such a high-profile case to the presentation of evidence and witness testimonies. The hosts delve into the strategies employed by the prosecution and defense, underscoring the gravity of the charges against Herzog: three counts of murder for Cyndi Vanderheiden, Paul Cavanaugh, and Howard King, and an additional charge for being an accessory to the murder of Henry Howell.Listeners will be taken on a journey through the two weeks of deliberations that culminated in the jury's decision, a tense and defining moment in the case. The episode captures the atmosphere inside the courtroom, the anticipation, and the emotional responses as the verdicts were read.Finally, "Judgment of the Accomplice: Herzog's Trial" covers the sentencing on December 10th, 2001, where Herzog was handed a 78-year term in state prison. This episode not only provides a comprehensive overview of the trial but also explores its implications for the justice system, the families of the victims, and the community at large.For an in-depth analysis and more information on this pivotal moment in the Speed Freak Killers case, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the story continues to be told with rigor and respect for the facts and those affected.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/07/2048m 16s

S3 Ep8: The Maps, The Trial Against Shermantine

In the eighth episode of "The Maps," hosts Shane and Wendy take listeners inside the high-profile trial of Wesley Shermantine, which commenced on November 22, 2000, in Santa Clara County. This episode focuses on the gripping courtroom drama surrounding one of the Speed Freak Killers.Shermantine stood accused of four heinous murders: those of Howard King, Paul Cavanaugh, Chevy Wheeler, and Cyndi Vanderheiden. The episode lays out the charges against him, detailing the evidence presented and the strategies employed by both the prosecution and defense. Shane and Wendy guide listeners through the critical moments of the trial, highlighting the testimonies that had the courtroom on edge and the emotional impact on the families of the victims.Listeners will get an insight into the legal complexities of such a high-profile murder trial, including the challenges faced by the prosecution in presenting a case years after the crimes were committed. The episode also delves into the defense's approach to representing Shermantine, exploring the intricacies of building a case for someone accused of such notorious crimes.This is a deep dive into the justice system at work, set against the backdrop of a case that horrified and captivated the nation. This episode promises to bring a new understanding of the legal proceedings and the pursuit of justice in the face of unimaginable tragedy.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/07/2043m 50s

S3 Ep7: The Maps, Unmasking the Truth: Interrogations Unraveled

"Unmasking the Truth: Interrogations Unraveled," the seventh episode of "The Maps," continues the riveting journey with the professional Behavior Detection Analyst, as hosts Shane and Wendy delve deeper into the intricate world of police interrogation involving the Speed Freak Killers.This episode picks up from where the previous left off, focusing on the second part of Loren Herzog's interview from February 1st, 1999. The hosts and the analyst meticulously dissect the nuances of Herzog's behavior and responses, revealing the subtle shifts and tactics as the interrogation progresses.The narrative then shifts to Herzog's later arrest and interrogation in March 1999, a critical moment in the investigation. This section offers listeners an insight into how Herzog's demeanor and strategies evolved, and how law enforcement adapted their techniques in response.Additionally, the episode explores Wesley Shermantine's interrogation from March 1999. Shane, Wendy, and the Behavior Detection Analyst compare and contrast the interrogation approaches and responses of Shermantine and Herzog. This comparative analysis shines a light on the differing personalities and tactics of the two killers under the pressure of law enforcement scrutiny."Unmasking the Truth: Interrogations Unraveled" is a deep dive into the psychological battleground of police interrogation. It provides a fascinating look at how truth and deception are teased out in high-stakes scenarios, offering listeners a rare glimpse into one of the most critical aspects of criminal investigation.For further exploration of this intriguing and complex case, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the layers of mystery continue to be peeled back in search of the elusive truth.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/07/2055m 28s

S3 Ep6: The Maps, The Interrogation Tapes: Decoding Herzog

In the sixth episode of "The Maps," titled "The Interrogation Tapes: Decoding Herzog," hosts Shane and Wendy offer listeners a unique and psychologically intriguing experience. They delve into the police interrogations of Loren Herzog, one of the notorious Speed Freak Killers, with the assistance of a professional Behavior Detection Analyst.The episode centers around two critical dates: November 20th, 1998, and February 1st, 1999. These are the days when Herzog underwent his first police interrogations, moments filled with tension, revelation, and psychological maneuvering. Shane and Wendy, along with the Behavior Detection Analyst, break down these interrogations, offering listeners an in-depth look at how Herzog responded under pressure, the tactics used by the police, and the subtle cues that reveal more than words alone.Listeners will be guided through the complex dance of interrogation – the questions posed, Herzog's responses, his body language, and the underlying psychological tactics at play. This analytical approach provides a rare glimpse into the mind of a killer during the early stages of investigation, highlighting how detectives work to uncover the truth in the face of manipulation and deceit."The Interrogation Tapes: Decoding Herzog" is not just an episode about criminal investigation; it's a journey into the realms of psychology and behavior analysis. It promises to be an enlightening and engaging experience for those fascinated by the inner workings of criminal minds and law enforcement techniques.For a deeper dive into this intriguing aspect of the Speed Freak Killers case, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the search for understanding continues beyond the confines of the interrogation room.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
17/06/2039m 43s

S3 Ep5: The Maps, The Bounty Hunters' Trail

In "The Bounty Hunters' Trail," the fifth episode of "The Maps," hosts Shane and Wendy turn the spotlight onto the crucial role of bounty hunters Rob Dick and Leonard Padilla in unraveling the mystery of the Speed Freak Killers. This episode explores how their involvement was pivotal in uncovering the maps that would eventually lead to the discovery of many victims' remains.Shane and Wendy delve into the high-stakes world of bounty hunting, detailing how Rob Dick and Leonard Padilla embarked on their journey into the heart of one of California's most notorious criminal cases. The hosts recount the relentless efforts, the breakthroughs, and the challenges faced by these two men in their pursuit of justice.Alongside this gripping narrative, the episode introduces the tragic case of Gayle Marks, who disappeared at the age of 18 on 10/18/1988. Gayle, a Caucasian young woman with naturally blonde hair and blue eyes, went missing under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind a trail of questions. Standing at 5'4" and weighing 110 pounds at the time of her disappearance, Gayle's case adds another layer of complexity to the ongoing investigation.Through interviews with Rob Dick, "The Bounty Hunters' Trail" offers a unique perspective on the investigation. This episode promises to immerse listeners in the intricate and often dangerous world of bounty hunting, and its significant impact on the Speed Freak Killers case.Join us for this revealing episode at itsfoulplay.com, where the quest for truth takes us down unexpected paths, shedding new light on old mysteries.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
02/06/2035m 17s

S3 Ep4: The Maps, Cyndi and Phillip Disappear

In the gripping fourth episode of "The Maps," titled "Cyndi and Phillip Disappear," hosts Shane and Wendy guide listeners through the chilling and mysterious disappearances of Cyndi Vanderheiden and Phillip Cabot Lloyd Martin, set against the sinister backdrop of the Speed Freak Killers' rampage.The episode delves deep into the story of Cyndi Vanderheiden, the last known victim before the apprehension of Wesley Sherman Tyne and Lauren Herzog. Through a detailed exploration of her life and the tragic circumstances of her disappearance, the hosts paint a vivid picture of the irreversible void left in the hearts of those who knew her.Simultaneously, the episode sheds light on the lesser-known but equally unsettling case of Phillip Cabot Lloyd Martin, who vanished in September 1993. Suspected to be another victim of the notorious duo, Phillip's story is a haunting narrative of loss and unanswered questions. The episode intricately weaves the details of his life, the perplexing nature of his disappearance, and the ongoing struggle for closure faced by his loved ones.Featuring heart-rending interviews with family members, insights from law enforcement, and expert commentary, "Cyndi and Phillip Disappear" is not just a recount of two tragic events but a poignant reminder of the human cost behind the headlines. Join us on this emotional journey at itsfoulplay.com, where we continue to honor the memories of those lost and seek answers in the shadows of uncertainty.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
19/05/2018m 55s

S3 Ep3: The Maps, Chevy's Vanishing

In "Chevy's Vanishing," the third episode of "The Maps," we journey into the heart-wrenching story of Chevy Wheeler's disappearance on October 16th, 1985. Hosts Shane and Wendy lead the audience through the unsettling circumstances of that day, when Chevy, after telling friends she would be skipping school with Wesley Shermantine, became engulfed in a mystery that would haunt her family for decades.The episode features an emotionally charged interview with Chevy's mother, Paula, who recounts the last moments she shared with her daughter. Her vivid memories paint a poignant picture of the events that preceded Chevy’s disappearance, immersing listeners in the family's world of confusion, hope, and despair.Twenty-seven years after that fateful day, the discovery of Chevy's remains in a shallow grave brings a bitter closure to her case. This episode thoughtfully examines the long-lasting impact of this discovery, not only on Chevy's family but also on the community forever altered by the horrors of the Speed Freak Killers.Chevy's Vanishing is more than a recounting of a crime; it is a narrative that honors the memory of a life lost too soon and the relentless quest for truth. It's an episode that promises to resonate deeply with listeners, offering a window into the enduring human spirit in the face of tragedy.For further exploration of this haunting tale, visit itsfoulplay.com, where the story continues to unfold in pursuit of justice and understanding.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
05/05/2033m 44s

S3 Ep2: The Maps, Voices of the Vanished

Shane and Wendy take a poignant turn as they delve into the narratives of the victims of the Speed Freak Killers. This episode brings to the forefront the heart-wrenching stories of those who disappeared, casting a light on the faces and lives behind the statistics.The episode is a moving tribute to the victims, featuring intimate conversations with their families. Listen to their accounts of the days leading up to the disappearances, their enduring quests for answers, and the devastating impact these losses have had on their lives. The families’ voices bring a deeply personal and emotional dimension to the tragic tale of Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog.A significant focus of this episode is on the story of Jo Ann Hobson, whose remains were found after an agonizing 27-year wait. The hosts engage in a touching interview with Jo Ann’s mother, Ms. Joan Shelley, capturing her relentless pursuit of truth and justice for her daughter. Additionally, the episode includes insights from Robin Armtrout's niece, Catherine Gentry, providing a unique perspective on the lasting trauma inflicted by the killers.This episode is not just an exploration of the crimes of Shermantine and Herzog but also a platform for the voices that need to be heard – the families who continue to grapple with their unimaginable losses. It's an episode that promises to leave listeners with a deeper understanding of the human cost of these heinous crimes.Join us for this moving episode at itsfoulplay.com, where the story continues to unfold, and the search for truth never ceases.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
21/04/2029m 58s

S3 Ep1: The Maps, Shadow of Speed

Shane and Wendy embark on a haunting exploration of the notorious Speed Freak Killers. The chilling saga of Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog unfolds in this detailed narrative, tracing their transformation from childhood friends to ruthless serial killers in the London area of California. Spanning from 1984 to 1999, their heinous spree claimed an estimated 60 lives, leaving a permanent scar on the communities they terrorized.Dive deep into the intricate web of crimes committed by these two men. This episode scrutinizes every facet of their journey – from their early days and descent into darkness to their eventual capture. Through interviews with investigators, psychologists, and families of the victims, Shane and Wendy strive to comprehend the incomprehensible: what drives such a drastic shift from hunting animals to hunting humans?Listeners are invited to follow the hosts as they unravel the complex investigation and the pivotal role of methamphetamine in fueling the killers' actions. Learn about all the lives tragically cut short. Witness the significance of the maps drawn by Wesley Shermantine in locating the victims' remains and the relentless pursuit of justice for the families left in mourning.Join us at itsfoulplay.com for exclusive content and further insights into this episode. This episode promises a journey not only into the heart of darkness but also into the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unspeakable tragedy.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/04/2029m 5s

S2 Ep68: Sister Cathy, Organized Abuse – A Global Call to Action

Shane and Gemma join forces with Associate Professor Michael Salter, a criminologist from the University of New South Wales. As an expert deeply immersed in the study and support of organized sexual abuse survivors, Salter brings critical knowledge and urgency to the conversation, spotlighting a subject historically shrouded in doubt and misapprehension.Salter discusses the paradigm shift in how organized sexual abuse, especially involving individuals who endured such atrocities in childhood, is recognized and approached today. With regret, he reflects on the skepticism that once met such cases and how his association with bodies like the ISSTD, Child Abuse Prevention Service Australia, and the eSafety Office signifies progress in advocacy and support.The dialogue turns to the defunct False Memory Syndrome Foundation, a body that once vigorously challenged the credibility of recovered memories of childhood abuse. Salter dissects the implications of its dissolution, affirming the scientific consensus around trauma-related amnesia and the authenticity of survivors' recovered memories.A pointed critique is leveled at Facebook's proposed end-to-end encryption initiative for Messenger, with Salter elucidating the potential dangers such privacy measures could pose to children. He explains the necessity of safeguarding child protection mechanisms, stressing the potential increase in risks of exploitation due to encryption hindering the detection of predatory behavior.Shane and Gemma steer the conversation towards actionable insights, echoing Salter's call for heightened efforts in victim support, mental health services enhancement, professional training, and stringent regulation of the tech industry to prevent the perpetuation of organized sexual abuse.This episode is a clarion call for listeners to understand the gravity of these issues and to take part in a collective effort for change. For further engagement and resources, Salter urges a visit to itsfoulplay.com, where the dialogue on safeguarding the vulnerable continues. This session is a testament to the power of informed discourse and the importance of leveraging expertise to fortify our child protection systems against the evolving challenges of the digital age.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
07/04/201h 12m

S2 Ep67: Sister Cathy, Unmasking Deception – The Language of Lies, Part 2

Shane and Gemma are accompanied by Mike, a seasoned expert in behavior detection with a background in federal government operations. Mike brings his expertise to the table, illuminating the conversation with insights into the nuances of human behavior under the lens of scrutiny. His personal recount of a traumatic upbringing in a Catholic school system, marred by harsh discipline, sets the stage for a deeper understanding of the psychological aftermath of such environments.As the conversation delves into the technical aspects of behavior detection, Mike elucidates the subtle yet telling signs that may indicate deception, stress, or fear. He describes how involuntary microfacial expressions, self-soothing actions, and mismatches between verbal and non-verbal communication can betray an individual's attempts to conceal the truth. These insights offer a fascinating glimpse into the art and science of discerning authenticity, particularly within the context of high-stakes situations.Further enriching the discussion, Mike applies his knowledge to analyze the behavior of those connected to Sister Cathy's case, identifying potential discrepancies that suggest hidden tensions and unspoken narratives. This analytical approach not only casts a new light on public reactions and statements but also provides listeners with a framework to interpret the truth behind the words.The episode takes a critical look at the Netflix documentary "The Keepers," as Shane, Gemma, and Mike dissect the behavior of interviewees during specific timestamped segments. This dissection is not merely for intrigue but to afford a practical application of behavior detection principles, offering a compelling dimension to the ongoing investigation.Listeners are invited to engage with the series' exploration of truth and facade at itsfoulplay.com. This episode promises a captivating journey into the psychological underpinnings of deceit, laying bare the complexities of uncovering truth in a maze of lies and fear. Join us for a session that transcends the conventional narrative and challenges us to look beyond what is said to what is truly meant.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
25/03/2034m 30s

S2 Ep66: Sister Cathy, Unmasking Deception – The Language of Lies, Part 1

Shane and Gemma are accompanied by Mike, a seasoned expert in behavior detection with a background in federal government operations. Mike brings his expertise to the table, illuminating the conversation with insights into the nuances of human behavior under the lens of scrutiny. His personal recount of a traumatic upbringing in a Catholic school system, marred by harsh discipline, sets the stage for a deeper understanding of the psychological aftermath of such environments.As the conversation delves into the technical aspects of behavior detection, Mike elucidates the subtle yet telling signs that may indicate deception, stress, or fear. He describes how involuntary microfacial expressions, self-soothing actions, and mismatches between verbal and non-verbal communication can betray an individual's attempts to conceal the truth. These insights offer a fascinating glimpse into the art and science of discerning authenticity, particularly within the context of high-stakes situations.Further enriching the discussion, Mike applies his knowledge to analyze the behavior of those connected to Sister Cathy's case, identifying potential discrepancies that suggest hidden tensions and unspoken narratives. This analytical approach not only casts a new light on public reactions and statements but also provides listeners with a framework to interpret the truth behind the words.The episode takes a critical look at the Netflix documentary "The Keepers," as Shane, Gemma, and Mike dissect the behavior of interviewees during specific timestamped segments. This dissection is not merely for intrigue but to afford a practical application of behavior detection principles, offering a compelling dimension to the ongoing investigation.Listeners are invited to engage with the series' exploration of truth and facade at itsfoulplay.com. This episode promises a captivating journey into the psychological underpinnings of deceit, laying bare the complexities of uncovering truth in a maze of lies and fear. Join us for a session that transcends the conventional narrative and challenges us to look beyond what is said to what is truly meant.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/03/2041m 30s

S2 Ep65: The Fight for Justice – The Hidden Predator Act 2020, Part 2

In a compelling deviation from its regular format, this episode presents an immersive audio experience direct from the legislative heart of Maryland. This episode departs from the familiar voices of Shane and Gemma, instead channeling the raw advocacy and powerful testimonies that resonated through the halls of Annapolis on February 20th, during the hearing for the Hidden Predator Act of 2020.The episode captures the fervent arguments presented by survivors Teresa Lancaster and Jean Wehner, alongside other courageous individuals and specialists, who stand united on the legislative floor. Their voices echo the distress and determination of countless survivors seeking to overhaul the legal constraints that currently bar them from seeking civil justice for the abuses they endured. The act under discussion is a beacon of hope for many, promising a legal pathway to confront and expose their abusers without the impediments of time-barred legislation.The hearing unfolds across three panels, with survivors and experts articulating their points before the state committee, punctuated by incisive questions from committee members that probe the depths of the issue. Jean Wehner, featured in the final panel, offers poignant insight into the personal and collective impact of the statute limitations on abuse survivors.This episode is not just an account but a testament to the ongoing struggle for legislative change. It's a chronicle of resilience and a call to action, urging for progress that would enable survivors to have their day in court, free from the tyranny of deadlines set by outdated laws.For those moved by the cause or looking for more information, the full hearing can be accessed, and support found at itsfoulplay.com. As the series continues to spotlight the essential issues surrounding Sister Cathy's case and the broader fight against abuse, it remains a platform for awareness, change, and justice.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
04/03/201h

S2 Ep64: The Fight for Justice – The Hidden Predator Act 2020, Part 1

In a compelling deviation from its regular format, this episode presents an immersive audio experience direct from the legislative heart of Maryland. This episode departs from the familiar voices of Shane and Gemma, instead channeling the raw advocacy and powerful testimonies that resonated through the halls of Annapolis on February 20th, during the hearing for the Hidden Predator Act of 2020.The episode captures the fervent arguments presented by survivors Teresa Lancaster and Jean Wehner, alongside other courageous individuals and specialists, who stand united on the legislative floor. Their voices echo the distress and determination of countless survivors seeking to overhaul the legal constraints that currently bar them from seeking civil justice for the abuses they endured. The act under discussion is a beacon of hope for many, promising a legal pathway to confront and expose their abusers without the impediments of time-barred legislation.The hearing unfolds across three panels, with survivors and experts articulating their points before the state committee, punctuated by incisive questions from committee members that probe the depths of the issue. Jean Wehner, featured in the final panel, offers poignant insight into the personal and collective impact of the statute limitations on abuse survivors.This episode is not just an account but a testament to the ongoing struggle for legislative change. It's a chronicle of resilience and a call to action, urging for progress that would enable survivors to have their day in court, free from the tyranny of deadlines set by outdated laws.For those moved by the cause or looking for more information, the full hearing can be accessed, and support found at itsfoulplay.com. As the series continues to spotlight the essential issues surrounding Sister Cathy's case and the broader fight against abuse, it remains a platform for awareness, change, and justice.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
26/02/201h 11m

S2 Ep63: Sister Cathy, Voices Unheard – Listener Q&A, Part 3

Shane and Gemma open the floor to the audience, addressing the many questions submitted by dedicated listeners over the series' run. This episode marks the first in a trilogy where the hosts connect with their audience on a personal level, discussing the multifaceted aspects of Sister Cathy's case and the haunting legacy it leaves behind.The episode serves as a platform for inquiry and understanding, where Shane and Gemma bring their investigative insight to bear on the complexities and nuances of the case. They tackle a wide array of questions, ranging from the specifics of the night of Sister Cathy's disappearance to the broader implications of the institutional response to her murder. In a respectful exchange, they dissect theories, weigh evidence, and consider alternative narratives, all while maintaining a grounding in the facts and testimonies that have been unearthed throughout their journey.Listeners' engagement is palpable as Shane and Gemma navigate through the sea of inquiries, each question shining a light on a different facet of the investigation or the impact it has had on the community. The hosts discuss potential leads, reflect on the challenges faced by law enforcement, and acknowledge the frustrations and hopes of those who seek closure.This episode is as much about providing answers as it is about honoring the process of seeking them, with Shane and Gemma reinforcing the importance of community dialogue in the pursuit of justice. They invite further participation, reminding listeners that every question and perspective brings them closer to understanding the full story of Sister Cathy's life and untimely death.For those who have been following the case, shared their thoughts, or are just coming to learn of it, itsfoulplay.com remains a resource for information, discussion, and connection. Join us as we delve into the heart of the investigation, guided by your voices, and united in the quest for truth.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
12/02/2027m 18s

S2 Ep62: Sister Cathy, Voices Unheard – Listener Q&A, Part 2

Shane and Gemma open the floor to the audience, addressing the many questions submitted by dedicated listeners over the series' run. This episode marks the first in a trilogy where the hosts connect with their audience on a personal level, discussing the multifaceted aspects of Sister Cathy's case and the haunting legacy it leaves behind.The episode serves as a platform for inquiry and understanding, where Shane and Gemma bring their investigative insight to bear on the complexities and nuances of the case. They tackle a wide array of questions, ranging from the specifics of the night of Sister Cathy's disappearance to the broader implications of the institutional response to her murder. In a respectful exchange, they dissect theories, weigh evidence, and consider alternative narratives, all while maintaining a grounding in the facts and testimonies that have been unearthed throughout their journey.Listeners' engagement is palpable as Shane and Gemma navigate through the sea of inquiries, each question shining a light on a different facet of the investigation or the impact it has had on the community. The hosts discuss potential leads, reflect on the challenges faced by law enforcement, and acknowledge the frustrations and hopes of those who seek closure.This episode is as much about providing answers as it is about honoring the process of seeking them, with Shane and Gemma reinforcing the importance of community dialogue in the pursuit of justice. They invite further participation, reminding listeners that every question and perspective brings them closer to understanding the full story of Sister Cathy's life and untimely death.For those who have been following the case, shared their thoughts, or are just coming to learn of it, itsfoulplay.com remains a resource for information, discussion, and connection. Join us as we delve into the heart of the investigation, guided by your voices, and united in the quest for truth.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
29/01/2024m 10s

S2 Ep61: Sister Cathy, Voices Unheard – Listener Q&A, Part 1

In a special interactive session of Foul Play: Crime Series, "Sister Cathy, Voices Unheard – Listener Q&A, Part 1," hosts Shane and Gemma open the floor to the audience, addressing the many questions submitted by dedicated listeners over the series' run. This episode marks the first in a trilogy where the hosts connect with their audience on a personal level, discussing the multifaceted aspects of Sister Cathy's case and the haunting legacy it leaves behind.The episode serves as a platform for inquiry and understanding, where Shane and Gemma bring their investigative insight to bear on the complexities and nuances of the case. They tackle a wide array of questions, ranging from the specifics of the night of Sister Cathy's disappearance to the broader implications of the institutional response to her murder. In a respectful exchange, they dissect theories, weigh evidence, and consider alternative narratives, all while maintaining a grounding in the facts and testimonies that have been unearthed throughout their journey.Listeners' engagement is palpable as Shane and Gemma navigate through the sea of inquiries, each question shining a light on a different facet of the investigation or the impact it has had on the community. The hosts discuss potential leads, reflect on the challenges faced by law enforcement, and acknowledge the frustrations and hopes of those who seek closure.This episode is as much about providing answers as it is about honoring the process of seeking them, with Shane and Gemma reinforcing the importance of community dialogue in the pursuit of justice. They invite further participation, reminding listeners that every question and perspective brings them closer to understanding the full story of Sister Cathy's life and untimely death.For those who have been following the case, shared their thoughts, or are just coming to learn of it, itsfoulplay.com remains a resource for information, discussion, and connection. Join us as we delve into the heart of the investigation, guided by your voices, and united in the quest for truth.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
22/01/2028m 42s

S2 Ep60: Confronting the Unspeakable – Child Abuse and Recovery

"Sister Cathy, Confronting the Unspeakable – Child Abuse and Recovery," is a profound episode, where Shane and Gemma are joined by Kate MacDowell, a seasoned expert in trauma therapy. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, with 26 years in the field and an academic background that solidifies her expertise. Her personal journey as a survivor of child sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Minnesota lends an authentic voice to the dialogue, resonating with the gravitas of lived experience.Throughout the episode, the trio tackles the difficult topics head-on, discussing the complex nature of pedophilia as a psychiatric disorder characterized by specific criteria and the delicate matters involved in its diagnosis and representation. Kate clarifies common misconceptions, providing an analytical framework for understanding the mental health condition and its legal and social implications.As the conversation progresses, Kate shares critical preventative strategies, underlining the importance of empowering children with knowledge and self-awareness to safeguard against abuse. She advises parents on maintaining open channels of communication, teaching about personal boundaries, and the value of dispelling harmful societal myths. Additionally, Kate offers resource recommendations for listeners to further educate themselves and their families.The discussion of terminology—pedophilia, pederasty, and the distinctions between attractions to different age groups—deepens the listeners' understanding of the topic. Kate also delineates the telltale signs that may indicate a child is being abused, urging attentiveness to behavioral changes and the importance of proactive advocacy and support for affected children.As the episode nears its close, the promise of future in-depth discussions is extended, reflecting the impactful nature of Kate's insights and the audience's engagement. In her closing remarks, Kate champions resilience and the power of speaking out, affirming that challenges can be overcome with collective effort and support.Listeners are invited to continue the discussion and find supportive resources at itsfoulplay.com, where the community unites to break the silence on child abuse and facilitates healing and prevention. This episode stands as a beacon of hope and a guide for those navigating the path to recovery and change.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
15/01/2030m 38s

S2 Ep59: Sister Cathy, The Examiner's Tale – A Forensic Reckoning

In a unique solo episode of Foul Play: Crime Series, "Sister Cathy, The Examiner's Tale – A Forensic Reckoning," Gemma conducts a rare and insightful interview with Dr. Werner Spitz, the renowned forensic pathologist whose expertise has illuminated some of the most challenging cases in recent history. Dr. Spitz's role as the Medical Examiner for Baltimore at the time of Sister Cathy's murder places him in a unique position to shed light on the cold facts that speak volumes in silence.Dr. Spitz unravels the grim details of Sister Cathy's murder, providing a meticulous forensic analysis of the injuries sustained, which not only offer clues to her last moments but also to the possible motives behind this horrendous act. His professional discernment lends a gripping comparison to other high-profile cases he has worked on, including the profound impacts such investigations have had on the judicial process and public consciousness.Gemma's conversation with Dr. Spitz also navigates through the complexities of the medical examiner's office, touching upon the tangled bureaucracy that often hinders or shapes the course of justice. Dr. Spitz offers a critical look at the qualifications and the rigor required of a medical examiner, along with an intimate glimpse into his storied career—from historic assassinations to the most scrutinized criminal trials of our time.Listeners are privy to a discussion that goes beyond the autopsy table, delving into Dr. Spitz's personal journey and the evolution of forensic pathology over the years. As they discuss his current endeavors, the episode also reflects on the broader implications of forensic work in solving crimes and the ongoing search for truth in Sister Cathy's case.This episode is an invitation to itsfoulplay.com, where the conversation about Sister Cathy continues, offering a platform for education, discussion, and the pursuit of justice. Gemma's probing dialogue with Dr. Spitz is a profound addition to the series, bridging past and present in the ever-evolving narrative of Sister Cathy's life and legacy.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
08/01/2028m 37s

S2 Ep57: Sister Cathy, Decoding the Cover-Up, Part 4

Shane welcomes back investigative reporter Tom Nugent to peel back the layers of conspiracy surrounding the Sister Cathy case. With Gemma absent from this episode, Shane and Tom engage in a probing dialogue that ventures deep into the heart of Baltimore's darkest histories, uncovering threads of corruption, church complicity, and law enforcement's enigmatic role in sprawling political scandals.The episode begins with a forensic puzzle: a cigarette butt found at a crime scene, which, after DNA analysis, has failed to directly implicate Father Maskell. Yet, the discussion quickly transcends this singular clue to question Maskell's broader role in the nexus of criminal activities. Tom Nugent, with his seasoned eye for investigative journalism, postulates the possibility of Maskell's indirect influence, orchestrating crimes through third parties, and the systematic burying of evidence by key institutions from the Baltimore County Police to the FBI.Tom shares anecdotes from his tenure at the Baltimore Sun, painting a vivid picture of a city riddled with governmental corruption, where arson and financial exploitation were rampant under the watch of those sworn to serve. His narratives point to a culture of impunity that allowed for misdeeds to flourish, from Baltimore's streets to Washington's corridors of power.In a detailed exposition, Tom discusses the Catholic Church's pervasive clout and the abject failures that allowed abuse to perpetuate within institutions like Keogh High School. A former student's harrowing experience with Father Maskell is recounted, emphasizing the abandonment by the Church and the victim's subsequent vilification.As the conversation unfolds, Shane and Tom navigate the collective trauma inflicted by these powers, discussing the significant influence the Church wielded over its flock. They conclude with Tom asserting the critical need to challenge and dismantle the mechanisms of control and deception, all while acknowledging the existence of those within the system fighting against the tide of injustice.For those stirred by these revelations, a visit to itsfoulplay.com is recommended, where more resources and discussions await. This episode is a call to action—a reminder of the unyielding quest for transparency in the Sister Cathy case and the resilience required to confront the systems that shield the truth.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
01/01/2030m 41s

S2 Ep56: Sister Cathy, Decoding the Cover-Up, Part 3

In part three of an incisive three-part series, Shane welcomes back investigative reporter Tom Nugent to peel back the layers of conspiracy surrounding the Sister Cathy case. With Gemma absent from this episode, Shane and Tom engage in a probing dialogue that ventures deep into the heart of Baltimore's darkest histories, uncovering threads of corruption, church complicity, and law enforcement's enigmatic role in sprawling political scandals.The episode begins with a forensic puzzle: a cigarette butt found at a crime scene, which, after DNA analysis, has failed to directly implicate Father Maskell. Yet, the discussion quickly transcends this singular clue to question Maskell's broader role in the nexus of criminal activities. Tom Nugent, with his seasoned eye for investigative journalism, postulates the possibility of Maskell's indirect influence, orchestrating crimes through third parties, and the systematic burying of evidence by key institutions from the Baltimore County Police to the FBI.Tom shares anecdotes from his tenure at the Baltimore Sun, painting a vivid picture of a city riddled with governmental corruption, where arson and financial exploitation were rampant under the watch of those sworn to serve. His narratives point to a culture of impunity that allowed for misdeeds to flourish, from Baltimore's streets to Washington's corridors of power.In a detailed exposition, Tom discusses the Catholic Church's pervasive clout and the abject failures that allowed abuse to perpetuate within institutions like Keogh High School. A former student's harrowing experience with Father Maskell is recounted, emphasizing the abandonment by the Church and the victim's subsequent vilification.As the conversation unfolds, Shane and Tom navigate the collective trauma inflicted by these powers, discussing the significant influence the Church wielded over its flock. They conclude with Tom asserting the critical need to challenge and dismantle the mechanisms of control and deception, all while acknowledging the existence of those within the system fighting against the tide of injustice.For those stirred by these revelations, a visit to itsfoulplay.com is recommended, where more resources and discussions await. This episode is a call to action—a reminder of the unyielding quest for transparency in the Sister Cathy case and the resilience required to confront the systems that shield the truth.Our Sponsors:* Discover your inner detective when you download June’s Journey for free today on iOS and Android. * This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/FOUL and get on your way to being your best self.* You deserve a healthier way to unwind. Head to takearecess.com/SHANE and get 15% off Recess Mood, your go-to alcohol replacement.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/foul-play-crime-series/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
11/12/1938m 59s